Just pouring this wine reveals its opulent character. It has intense richness and equally intense acidity that hides behind the honeyed, tropical fruit of the wine. It has a sense of texture as well, with intense minerality in the midst of richness. At the end, the acidity comes through strongly and promises a decade or more of aging.
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.