On the nose, the aromas are of wood and fruit, but the palate demonstrates the ripe fruit of the vintage. It's smooth and opulent, and the barrel influence is in balance with the yellow and orange fruit flavors. This will be ready to drink in two years.
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.