A very concentrated wine, almost too much in its overpowering richness. Peaches and crisper pears play with the spice, perfume and intense acidity. At the end, pepper shows the alcohol. For short-term aging over 3–4 years.
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.