Aged in small and larger barrels for an average of 20 years, the wine is beautifully poised between fruit and old gold intensity. It is rich, with dark marmalade flavors, orange peel and spice. The intense acidity keeps some crispness to this intense, dry and concentrated wine. Drink now.
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.