A burnt character to this wine from the wood aging needs to blow away. Underneath the fruit is ripe, full and rich. It has a finely textured acidity, lemon and ripe pear flavors with an underlying creamed apple flavor. It needs to age to calm down the wood. Drink from 2017.
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.