For its appellation, this is an impressively rich wine. The wood-aging contributes a note of sweet toast and a touch of nutmeg alongside a kiwi flavor. The wine is rounded, likely to be ready to drink in a few months.
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.