There is just a touch of wood in this rich and concentrated wine. It brings out the smoothness of the Chardonnay in the blend and adds notes of spice. It's a full, ripe that's still elegant and fresh from crisp acidity on the finish. Age this wine, and drink after 2015. Screwcap.
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.