This is a sensational wine. Bright apple and cream aromas set the scene. It is rich and concentrated with a fat, oily texture and spicy flavors. Spice and ripe fruit make it seem almost like an Alsatian Gewürztraminer. It is certainly powerful, but it has a layer of fine, elegant acidity as well.
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.