Wood and fruit balance in this rich and full wine. The yellow and citrus fruits give a good mix of ripeness and a fresher, more mineral character. The toast, just the right amount, gives the warmth and polish the wine needs. The result is a serious wine, still young, to be drunk from 2018.
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.