With some concentration from skin contact during fermentation, this is a wine with richness, spice and apricot character. The palate is full with hints of toastiness, with the ripeness laced by a fresher burst of lemon acidity, resulting in an overall well-balanced wine.
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.