Initially very fresh and creamy, this wine then develops an intense toasty character in the mouth. That suggests it is already mature. Certainly, for now, it is a distinctly pleasurable wine, but there is some minerality in it, which does suggest it could age.
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.