A full-bodied wine, packed with tight, ripe fruit and with a light, fresh mousse. The wine is still young, very ripe and powerful, definitely needing long bottle-aging. At this stage, the blend is dominated by Chardonnay, giving the aging ability as well as the richness.
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.