Although the wine is dry, it has a wonderfully aromatic, honeyed character. That follows through to the rich, full palate, giving a wine that tastes of dried apricots and quince. Full-bodied, it should be drunk in a year.
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.