This is a very ripe and wood-aged wine, with vanilla flavors pairing with the smooth texture of the rich pear and apricot fruits. There is a touch of pepper from the alcohol that spoils the purity of the fruit.
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.