While this is sweet and spicy, it's also structured with good mineral texture. That allows some tension between the ripe lychee and pear fruits and a dry core that's full of pepper and spice. Age this wine for another few months and drink from the end of 2015.
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.