Wood and spice layer over fruit that has a creamy, Chardonnay-like character. There is herbaceousness, but the rich yellow fruits and exuberant nutmeg and pepper from the alcohol are dominant here. At this young stage, it needs to calm down.
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.