This ripe wine, from young vines, has softened its Sauvignon Blanc herbal character and developed ripe apricots and a delicious richness. The wood-aging shows, although not so as to hide the fruit and the tighter, nervy texture. Still developing, it will be best from 2018.
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.