Emphasizing the herbaceous side of white Bordeaux, despite its weight, this wine plays a fine line between richness and freshness. The power is there, almost too much initially with some alcohol burn. But then the crisp, green and white fruits come in, giving a poised, vibrant lift.
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.