This is laden with wood, spiced with a toast note that dominates this otherwise crisp, nervy wine. The acidity is refreshing; the citrus note creates a lively streak of freshness. This needs a few months for the wood infuence to soften.
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.