As so often results from this vineyard, this is a lovely wine, the fruit ripe and showing considerable sweetness as well as richness. The structure is soft, open and elegant, surrounding the core of sweet tannins. Not for long-term aging, but worth waiting 4–5 years.
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.