With a sense of structure and balance between honey and fruit, this is an attractive, food-friendly wine. It is off dry although the spice core gives a drier edge. Allow the wine a few more months in bottle; drink from late 2015.
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.