A ripe wine, this is full in the mouth and full of fruit. Apricots and lemons go well together for a rich while crisp mouthful. The wood aging over 18 months only shows fleetingly, leaving fruit as the main thrust. It finishes with plenty of fresh acidity. Drink from 2016.
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.