It would be a shame to drink this lightly sweet wine now, even though it is delicious. Rather wait to bring out a more honeyed character, attractive almond and sweet pear flavors and a fuller texture. Drink from 2016.
The 2013 bottling has slightly more backbone than previous vintages I have had. I will be waiting until 2020 Before consuming my remaining bottles. This wine is a nice example of What can be expected from Coteau de Layon. It is hard to find a dessert wine Of this quality for under $20. This is A good value and I recommend it.
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.