This intensely wood-aged wine has a creamy and spicy character. It has very ripe yellow fruits that are balanced by zingy orange zest acidity. The toast is still dominant at this stage and will soften and integrate into the fruit over the next year. It's a wine that could age and will be best from 2017.
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.