On the light, fresh and fruity side of aged tawnies, this is ripe and has good acidity. Signs of wood aging are well mannered, not too obtrusive. Fresh and smoothly textured, it is delicious.
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.