Despite its heavy bottle, this is not a wine for aging. It's been made deliberately soft and fruity without any wood aging. Red berry fruits have a light acidity and only hints of a structure. Drink now and until 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.