It is sweet, there's no doubt about it, but it takes a while for this wine to develop in the mouth. Initally, there is just a fresh white pear flavor. Only gradually does the relatively gentle sweetness come through, reinforced by botrytis but balanced by intense 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.