Rich wine, full of yellow fruits, apricots and peaches that give ripeness. It has weight, a solidity that is balanced by the totally refreshing acidity. Hints of the wood aging give spice as well as adding to the rich effect. Age for 2–3 years.
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.