This poised late-harvest blend of Loin de l'Oeil and Sauvignon Blanc tastes lightly honeyed, with an edge of dry botrytis. Perhaps more prominent are the dried apricot and spice notes, along with balanced acidity. Intense and in need of more aging, it will be best from late 2018.
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.