Spicy new wood is obvious in the aroma of this smooth, polished, ripe white wine. It has richness, with its flavors of nutmeg, pears and fresh red apple acidity. The wine is worth aging for two years, to allow the fruit and wood to blend.
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.