This is a smooth, rich wine with a dosage that adds enough sweetness to balance creamy apple flavors marked with sharp acidity. Ripe yet elegantly balanced, it's maturing well. It can be drunk now, but a year or two of waiting will serve it well. Drink now–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.