Concentrated and full bodied wine, this has weight and ripe yellow- and white-fruit flavors, cut with acidity and a shaft of steel. Around the tough core, the wine is softer and richer. Still aging, this needs 2–3 years.
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.