Blending Loin de l'Oeil and Sauvignon Blanc, this perfumed, smooth and spicy wine is immediately arresting. The spicy character dominates, allowing smaller parts for the pear fruit and balanced acidity. The wine is young and will age for a few more months, so drink from late 2017.
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.