This obviously wood-aged wine has been smoothed out by ripe tropical fruits that go with the toast and spice flavors. The wine is rich and creamy, a worthy partner of the red. Hints of minerality along with a steely edge give tension and allow the wine to age. Drink from 2015.
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.