With some maturity, this is a rich, full-bodied wine. Its crisp fruitiness has been tempered with a more toasty, yeasty character that adds complexity. The wine has good depth, with spice and a steely minerality coming together with the fruit. 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.