A soft, sweet style of LBV that goes for red fruits, soft tannins and ripeness. The spirit is rather aggressive here, maybe from recent bottling, and the fruit feels almost put to one side.
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.