To harvest this wine, successive passes are made through the vines to get the ripest grapes. The result is a rounded, very rich wine, whose ripe fruits are right up front. There is some caramel and bitter almond, with a smooth final texture. It has weight and a good future over 3–5 years. Screwcap.
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.