This is surprisingly ready to drink for a 2001. Its rich, sweet fruit has some acidity balancing the ripeness. Flavors of honey and a touch of ripe peaches are alongside green plums.
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.