This has plenty of richness, which is contrasted with a more serious, mineral structure. The wine has a tense, nervy character, bearing dense white- and green-fruit flavors that are layered with wood. It has power and needs aging over 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.