While it is relatively soft, a product of the 1999 vintage, this wine still has great style. With its still fresh grapefruit, white currant and floral character, it has youth. At the same time, there is the beginning of maturity showing through in some toastiness. It is ready to 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.