The grapes for this wine were obviously very ripe before they developed botrytis. The wine is sweet, unctuous, flavored with ripe apricots, very sweet honey, just leavened by a light acidity. As it lingers, the apricot and dry botrytis remain on the palate.
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.