A blend of Antão Vaz and Chardonnay, two grapes that are similar in style and lend themselves to wood aging. The spice from the wood is very apparent, but then so is the creamy richness of the white fruit flavors and the richness of the blend. Give it 2–3 years and it will be excellent.
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.