Intensely liquorous, this finely balanced wine shows considerable sweetness, but it is so delicate and understated. This makes it a great food wine. There is a suggestion of honey, while baked apple flavors are more apparent. And the layer of acidity keeps the wine fresh and racy.
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.