This wine is ripe and fresh, with stalky fruit and balanced acidity. It tastes young, perfumed and very fruity. Black plums and blackberry flavors are integrated with the firm tannins at the end. The wine will develop well, so drink now for the fruit or age until 2018 for the maturity.
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.