Dry, spicy and rich, this is a pepper- and nutmeg-flavored wine. The ripe pear and melon flavors are concentrated and dense; the structure taut and minerally in character. It's a wine to age for 1–2 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.