This is a rich, honeyed, tropical-fruit flavored wine. Opulent and gorgeously textured, wood aging adds spice to the cake, bringing out the ripeness of the fruit and the smoothness of the wine. Acidity and a touch of minerality keep this flamboyant wine in check.
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.