Young, dry Chenin, showing almond and marzipan paste flavors, the pear fruit coming through slowly. There is some pepper along with fresh acidity, which is still working its way into the wine. It needs a few months more to integrate completely, but then fruits should dominate.
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.