A fine, rich mature wine with good acidity and fresh hedgerow fruit flavors. This certainly has layers of toastiness and almond and wood flavors. But it also has great crisp fruits and fine balance. It could certainly age, but is perfect to drink 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.