This is a wine that seems to veer between sweetness and dryness. It has spice and a dry, peppery edge, as well as an underlying character that's marked by rich, sweet, honeyed fruit. At this stage, it should be showing more balance.
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.