This is a ripe fruity wine that shows the potential quality of this often-abused style. It is sweet but it has a fine texture and crisp acidity to balance that simple sweetness. The fine fruitiness and crisp aftertaste make it ready to drink now.
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.