In the soft, ripe style that is so characteristic of Beaune, this is a wine with sweet berries; this soft, jammy exterior is supported by structured tannins that make their presence felt under the fruit. Although it is delicious already, it could benefit from 3–4 years' aging.
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.