Richness combined with minerality. Quince, honey and white pears are the dominant characters in this powerful, round wine; however, with its hot pepper element, this tastes of its alcohol. The acidity is here, but lost in the wood.
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.