This is an impressively rich, wood-aged wine, spicy and toasty. The fruitiness shows as ripe apricots that are laced with honey. Vanilla and acidity add complexity to this full-bodied wine that is now ready to drink.
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.