There's a freshness to this wine, a product of the cool 2013 vintage. It plays down the rich spice and pushes up the crisp apple flavors, giving a dry character that's refreshing. It can be drunk now.
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.