Finely textured, with great minerality as well as ripe fruit. Flavors range from peach to lime, a reflection of the warm vintage and the chalk soil. Acidity is important, giving a contrast to the richness.
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.