The nose powers with wood and high toast aromas, but the palate reveals sufficient ripe pineapple and yellow fruit flavors to act as a balance. There is a prominent acidity that cuts through this richness. The wine certainly needs 3–4 years for the wood to soften and integrate better with the fruit, but then this will be a superb wine. Imported by Robert Kacher Imports.
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.