Rounded ripe fruits and a touch of wood aging give an unexpected softness. The Sauvignon acidity is there, but it's filled out with spice and apricot flavors. The wine is topped with rich toast. Keep until 2015.
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.