The wine has richness, but it is the balancing freshness that makes this wine so delicious. There is also a core of tight structure, a layer of spice that comes through strongly. But that tense freshness holds the wine together and promises aging.
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.