A big, ripe wine that also keeps an edgy character, typical of the year. It has a fine contrast between full apple and pear fruits and a zesty tang of acidity and texture. It does need a few months' 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.