Smooth, rounded wine with the weight of ripe yellow fruit behind its acidity and creamy character. There is a touch of pepper that gives a burst of spice. With the extra year in bottle, the wine is now ready to drink.
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.