Wood and spice, as well as ripe fruit, come together in this generous wine. It does have a tight texture that will soften as it ages. What is so attractive at the moment are the beautiful acidity and crisp apple favors. It's a wine with good aging potential, so drink from 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.