Although this wine is dry, it does have hints of the honeyed character that comes out of the Petit Manseng. With apple and fragrant acidity it has this edge of apricots and spice. Drink the wine now.
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.