An extraordinarily rich wine, wood aged with intense acidity and toast flavors that seem to mask the Chenin Blanc fruit. That said, the wine has its own, ripe, full style with just a touch of peach and only light acidity. Keep for another year or two.
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.