A wine that is in an in-between stage from youthful freshness to maturity. There is sweetness, a layer of botrytis, crisp sweet apple character, fading and becoming more toffee-like. The acidity, though, remains. Wait another year.
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.