With its smoky wood, complex spice and yellow fruit flavors, this is already hinting at its gorgeous, ripe character. It needs time, at least 3–4 years, for its full potential to develop, but this is impressive.
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.