Old vines give some extra concentration and allow ripe spice to show strongly. It makes for a rich wine that is packed with lychee and mangos. The wine doesn't allow much room for acidity but makes up for that with a lightly dry, textured aftertaste.
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.