The heavy bottle indicates the importance attached to this wine by its producer. Structured and full bodied, it bursts with crisp fruits, mineral acidity and a touch of herbaceousness. Keep it until late 2014 to broaden out.
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.