A significant touch of bitterness in this wine spoils the otherwise attractive tropical fruit. It suggests the wine is too young and going through one of Chenin Blanc's growing-pain stages. Keep the wine until 2017 when it will broaden out and be all about perfumed fruit.
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European Editor, Reviews wines from Portugal and France
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.