This is an intensely floral wine, ripe, with structure and fragrant, creamy fruit. At first it seems soft, but that's because the richness of the fruit covers the firmness and comparatve youth of this fine wine. Great for aperitifs, it should age well over the next decade or so.
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.