This is a soft, finely formed wine, ripe, smooth and creamy. It has elegance, a light touch of fruit and acidity with some minerality from the Chardonnay in the blend. It's a vintage that is already drinkable, with just a touch of toast suggesting maturing. A beautiful wine, 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.