This is a toasty wine, full of vanilla and wood flavors. With the richness of the vintage, the fruit also makes itself known, with ripe apricots crisped with citrus acidity. The wine could do with a few more months, so drink from mid 2018.
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.