An old-vine wine that was aged in clay amphoras, this is a ripe, honeyed, gently oxidized wine. This aging gives a lift to the pineapple and green plum fruit flavors that are shot through with acidity. It's a rich wine both from the oxidation and from the really ripe fruits. Age this complex wine until 2019.
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.