Aged in wood, this smoothly textured wine is rich with spice and creamed pear and melon flavors. Its acidity cuts easily through the ripe fruitiness and oak-derived toast. At three years old, it's ready to drink.
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.