This is a rich-yet-dry selection, with a lively mousse and a ripe apple flavor. It feels rich, touched by toast, and its acidity serves as an attractive contrast. This nonvintage has some bottle age to round out the finish.
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.