Rich, with a taut, minerally, steely texture, this wine has a fine perfumed character, with notes of white spring flower, intense quince, pear and white currant. The bright acidity adds lift to this concentrated, age-worthy effort.
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.