With wood and bottle aging before release, this is a serious Pinot Noir. But even the extra polish doesn't diminish the berry fruits and sweet, ripe tannins. The wine has a firm structure, but the juiciness is as important.
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.