With great fragrance and just a touch of spiciness, this is full-bodied ripe wine. Along with the more exotic flavors, it has intense apple and nectarine fruit, and a bright, tight texture. Drink now, or age for a year.
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.