There is fine crispness that goes along with strong citrus and spice flavors, and a touch of butteriness. There is also an intriguing edge of pears, lifted by a razor sharp aftertaste.
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.