The wine relies entirely on its ripe fruit without any oak aging. That gives a fresh and fruity character, typical of the vintage, with red-fruit flavors and a fine line of acidity cutting through the gentle tannins. Drink now.
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.