Yellow fruits, rich spice and an intense aromatic character come together to produce this ripe, full-bodied wine. It's not overblown, though, offering a contrast of acidity to freshen it up. It's ready to drink, although it can be kept until 2016.
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.