Properly spicy, this is smooth and rich, a wine that has a broad texture along with some sweetness to bring out its lychee and pear flavors. It is ripe, though well balanced.
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.