Wood-aged wine, this combines toast with fine acidity, rounded and ripe fruit and great elegance. Dried apricots, melon, apples and peach are a feast of fruit, all subsumed into a finely balanced rich whole. Worth aging for 2–3 years.
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.