Spice and almonds lead off this ripe wine. It is off dry while also having a firm structure that brings flavors of pepper, German spice cake and, at the end, acidity. It's a wine for drinking 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.