It takes a while for this wine to make its presence felt. It is dry, reticent in its favors, hinting at fruitiness. A smoother, caramel and vanilla texture also shows attractive acidity. Even at the end, it remains a curiously mute wine.
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.