From 50-year old vines, this wine shows good concentration and a pepper character that shoots through the acidity and apple fruitiness. It's a complex wine with a dry edge, that should be served with food rather than as an apéritif. Screwcap.
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.