With some wood aging, this is an attractive, smooth and ripely fruity wine. The vanilla and spice wood flavor underlines the peach and apricot fruits that are still young and fresh. It could do with another few months in bottle, so wait until the end of 2014.
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.