Pears and honey go together in this rich wine. Perhaps the power is too much, but it certainly impresses with its mineral structure, green spices and complex mix of exotic fruits and reined-in intensity. Screwcap.
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.