It may be dry, but with its mature edge of toast, this glorious wine also has richness. It is elegant, striated with acidity and the purest lemon juice flavors. Although the toast character is there, it will certainly age over many 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.