An opulent wine, it offers ripe yellow fruits, apricots and white peaches and just a touch of mango. It's full in the mouth and rich, developing well and likely to mature to 2015. The fruits are balanced by a steely, nervy texture that comes through at the end.
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.