The Sélection de Grains Nobles is a style pioneered by Hugel, and the family remains masters. It's a beautifully golden wine in color and taste, with few hints of the spiciness of the grape but many fine flavors of opulence, and smooth botrytis. To balance the intense richness, the wine is cut with a fresh streak of acidity. It's now at its peak and will remain there for many years.
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.