Having spent 16 months in oak, it is not unexpected that there are plenty of wood flavors to this wine. But after the initial toastiness, the wine opens out well, with intense, ripe, creamy fruit and acidit. Polished, modern.
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.