The attractive half bottle means this vintage wine can age more quickly than the same wine in a full bottle. It's already hinting at maturity with touches of cookie and toast flavors. There is still a fresh apple and citrus streak that gives a steel, mineral thrust at the end.
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.