With its 18 months wood aging, this is a velvety smooth wine, layering its fruits easily and with plenty of ripeness. The tannins and fresh, red-fruit acidity all fit into the roundness of this generous wine. Only the dry, spicy aftertaste suggests aging potential.
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.