The aromas of rich botrytis are instant and enticing on this sweet wine. It has much of the richness of Sauternes, but with an extra freshness that comes from pear and water melon fruit flavors. The layer of dry botrytis adds structure to what is a finely balanced wine.
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.