For a white Bordeaux, this is hugely rich and ripe. With its spice and toast, the wood-aging of the Muscadelle has added extra complexity. The alcohol gives the wine a peppery character that is less attractive while also removing freshness. Consider this wine a curiosity.
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.