An attractive, soft, mature wine, which has rich sweetness. The obvious richness, though, is balanced by flavors of ripe plums and by the acidity that gives a sense of freshness in the aftertaste. It's ready to drink now. —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.