With a year's aging, it's impressive how a Sancerre can bring out so many more interesting flavors. Here a softer acidity is allied to ripe yellow and mango fruits and a ripe, full-bodied character. Dense minerality comes through strongly without masking the fruitiness. Drink now, or age until at least 2015.
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.