Big and spicy, this has notes of ripe black fruit and raisin, with a tarry edge and smooth tannins. It has an intense structure and a dry core, with a spice note and a touch of pepper from the alcohol.
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.