A ripe, peppery wine, which has rich sweetness, but also a structured nature. It is fresh, but the alcohol is noticeable and takes away from the honeyed, dry botrytis character.
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.