The half-bottle format has sped up the maturing of this wine. It rides a fine line between crisp red fruit and fuller, toastier character. With great acidity, layers of zingy citrus and a soft texture, it's delicate and ready to drink.
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.