A wine that was fermented in wood before bottling, this is rich, with a definite edge of toast and spice. It is ripe with crisp fruit, although the wood has broadened the wine, giving it an attractive oxidative character. Drink this fine wine 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.