Ripe, creamy and decidedly fruity, this has a big waft of herbaceous, citrus and green plum flavors that are all up front and delicious. The wood element gives spice, offering a base for the fruit and giving good balance, and a vibrant, clean 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.