This wine needs time to open out. It then brings some wood as well as apricot and spicy flavors. Acidity adds some freshness, although this wine is more about a rich, textured character. It could age until early 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.