With 50% fermentation, this is a ripe, toasty wine, the wood balanced by a great citric swipe. Bright white fruits and wild flower perfumes give the wine a great lift.
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.