For the vintage, this is a rich wine, enjoying the Volnay roundness and velvet textures. The fruit is of sweet raspberries with lively acidity that cuts an edge in this cushioned wine. Age for a few months, but it is showing well now.
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.