The sweet wine appellation of Cérons is just next door to Barsac. This 2005, now mature, shows the possibilities of these wines. It still has the botrytis, but it also has a rich texture that is rounding, losing its initial sweetness and gaining complexity. Drink now, or age until 2020.
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.