Long lees aging (six years) has been good to this wine. It has balanced the bone-dry character of the wine, allowing it to fill out. Now, it is a beautifully structured Pinot Noir-dominate wine, with a light tannic character as well as hints of almonds and plenty of citrus fruits. 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.