Despite its richness, this is an elegant, balanced wine. The acidity is a fine partner to the ripe white fruits and spice-driven edge. It is dry and full bodied, with the possibility of aging for a couple of 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.