After four years, this wine is showing ripe, smooth Merlot fruitiness with red berries and attractive acidity. It is light in texture although well balanced with acidity, a tannin underlay and silky aftertaste. Drink now.
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.