While it is already very accessible, this finely structured wine also has a core of tannin under the ripe, lightly earthy berry fruits. There is an over-arching juiciness that comes from the red fruit flavors, but this sweetness is easily balanced by the acidity. Drink or keep.
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.