Still in its first flush of youth, it shows great minerality as well as intense citrus and apple fruit flavors. A light touch of ripeness brings out a more yellow fruit character. Drink now, but better to 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.