This is fragrant, fresh and full of the original fruitiness of the wine. The wood aging, mainly in small barrels, has smoothed the wine out while leaving a hint of toastiness. At the end, the acidity is both delicious and refreshing.
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.