Bready and yeasty, the wine is already moving past its fruity stage into a mature, character. Toast and butter flavors give a rich character, bringing out the spice and pepper. The wine could develop, but it probably needs drinking now.
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.