Round and ripe, this is a wine with generous, opulent fruits and touches of spice from wood aging. Plenty of yellow fruit and sliced apple flavors mingle with the mineral texture and fragrant acidity. With its power and richness still to develop, it's a wine to age, needing at least until 2018.
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.