Fruity and tannic, this has a dry character that dominates the red fruit underneath. It's full bodied, with a nervy edge of acidity and a smoky flavor that comes from having been aged in wood.
Roger Voss covers Bordeaux, Burgundy, Champagne, the Loire and South-West France as well as Portugal. His passion is matching food with wine, bringing the pleasures of the table to wine lovers. He has written six books on wine and food, and was previously national correspondent on wine for the London Daily Telegraph. He is based in the Bordeaux region.