This is an impressively rich wine, full of creamed apple and ripe apricot flavors. It has weight, a good amount of flesh, and acidity adding dimension to the concentration. It's great to drink now, but better to wait until 2014.
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.