Marmalade, syrup, molasses and a deep layer of botrytis dryness are all elements of this superb wine. But it is so much more than the sum of its parts, because it is the sheer intensity that makes it so fabulous. The finish prolongs the pleasure, the acidity mingling with pure concentration and wonderful, unforgettable honey and fresh fruit.
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.