Eight months on lees before bottling give this wine its rich, concentrated character. Melon and green-plum fruits are poised and stylish, pointed up by a touch of pepper. It is ripe, full bodied, ready to drink in 2017.
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.