An enticing mix of toast and white fruit aromas follows through to rich apricot and ripe pear flavors, spiced with the creamy toast. The wood does need to calm down for the wine to be at its best.
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.