A spicy, wood-aged wine, it is made from old-vine fruit. It has ripe apricot and pear flavors layered with toastiness and given an aromatic character from spice. Rich and full in the mouth, it needs time. Drink from 2016.
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.