There are plenty of toasty aromas to this rich, generous and structured wine. It is now almost mature although the fresh apples, spice and vanilla are still offset by the tightest, refreshing acidity. The wood flavors are well balanced by the fine fruit. Drink 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.