More toasty than fruity at this stage, this is a finely made wine with vanilla flavors that dominate the ripe tropical fruits underneath. Give it a year and the wine will balance out richly and smoothly.
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.