Extended wood aging has deepened the gold color of this wine and brought out the old wood, old gold flavors. It is opulent, with plenty of acidity as well as spice and perfume. It is not the sort of wine to age in bottle, so drink now with dried fruits or blue cheeses.
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.