A fine, elegant style, with a spring in its step. The sweetest of black figs, spiced with nutmeg and allspice. The acidity is there, but very much in hiding, leaving the rich fruit to speak. A definite step up from the lightweight 2003.
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.