Hugely herbaceous, this appeals now for its currant, green plum, pink grapefruit and lime character. Otherwise, age for 2–3 years to soften the forward burst of freshness and bring out more subtle notes.
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.