Intensely rich wine that flows opulently. Rounded warm and concentrated, it has spice, pepper as well as pineapple and peach fruit. It is not sweet but the unctuous character makes it feel so. Needs at least five years in bottle.
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.