This is a rich wine from a rich year, giving it density as well as an opulent, ripe character, packed with apricots and white peaches. Acidity gives the wine crispness as well as a bright edge that contrasts with the intensity of the fruit and texture. Drink the wine from late 2018.
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.