This is a balanced wine, with soft ripe flavors and a hint of bottle aging. The red fruits are still there, integrated refreshingly with the acidity while moving gently towards a more toasty future. The wine is very ready to drink.
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.