This is a superrich, smooth wine. The acidity is what keeps the ripe yellow-fruit flavors in order, and it has a lemon-like edge to the tropical mouthfeel. Age this for 3–4 years.
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.