Superrich, but it works because of its mouthwatering acidity. The white fruit flavors are verging on tropical, the spice and new wood are here, but finely judged. And then there is a delicious green, herbaceous finish, which makes the wine both rich and lively.
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.