This wine comes across as almost too soft. While it does have acidity, that brightness is lost in the rounded texture and superripe pear fruit. A light touch of oak helps give some sense of structure. Drink 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.