Rich, toffee aromas, balance a touch of ripe, crisp acidity. The wine is soft, very rich initially with some toffee apple flavors. Intense acidity comes through to give it balance and poise. —R.V.
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.