In place of freshness this pale-colored wine is ripe and has weight, which brings out rounded red fruits with a touch of spice and pepper. The acidity comes through slowly at the end.
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.