It's a shame to release this wine so young, because its constituents are individually impressive. It will need a few years for the acidity to come together with the ripe melon and grapefruit flavors, the soft texture and the bright vivid character.
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.