Although there was no wood aging, a toasty character gives the wine richness and smooth fruits. Apricot, peach and pear flavors have intensity and ripeness. Drink this wine now and until 2018.
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.