Now mature and ready to drink, this is a ripe, smooth wine. It has soft tannins and a rounded texture with spice and secondary undergrowth flavors. The wine, from an estate owned by the bishops of Angers before the French Revolution, needs no more 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.