Full of melon and pear flavors, with a good burst of acidity, this is a smooth, rounded wine, attractively fruity and ripe. There is some structure here to give the wine extra weight. The finish shows strong wood aging.
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.