There is a perfumed, spicy quality to this wine, with hints of nutmeg and allspice. The wine is rich and full in the mouth, but with a great streak of contrasting acidity. It really needs to be aged for a year to bring out all its qualities.
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.