With layers of wood aging, this is a wine that is ripe and bold. Its yellow fruit and spice character is right up front, while the acidity and lemon flavors have fine supporting roles. It needs another year for the wood element to settle down.
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.