Smooth and creamy, this wine wears its wood aging easily. The toast is present, ready to complement flavors of ripe apricot and creamed pear. There's an attractive tang of bitter orange on the finish that adds both weight and aging potential. Drink from 2015.
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.