There is a fine balance here between wood and deliciously rich fruit. It gives a ripe wine that fills the glass with spice, apricots and a crisp citrus zest. The wine glows ripely to the finish.
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.