Just starting out, this wine, fresh from bottling, shows its weight, structure and distinct minerality. The fruit is coming along behind, ripe yellow peach and pink grapefruit over wood. It is very ageworthy—give it at least 3–4 years, certainly longer.
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.