A smooth and just off-dry wine, this is spicy and aromatic. It has a line of steeliness that cuts right through the attractive fruitiness. There is also a sense of structure, with a depth of flavor as well as more attractive surface fruits.
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.