Made from 45-year-old Pinot Noir, this intensely perfumed wine is fresh, with bitter cherry and smoky flavors. There is some toast from the 12 months in wood, but the final impression is of red fruits and light acidity.
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.