Without any wood aging, the wine shows just the yeastiness from aging on the lees. That fills the palate with spice and a touch of pepper. The wine needs a little more time. Drink from 2018.
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.