Fermented in wood, this rich, sweet effort shows the roundness, rather than the flavor, of barrel maturation. It's dominated by full-bodied flavors of honey and lemon, fig and quince. The finish shows acidity, keeping this opulent wine in balance.
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.