The wine is unexpectedly perfumed by the addition of Muscat. That gives the wine a full character, including touches of spice and acidity. The wine is unbalanced, the fruit and the spice at odds.
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.