Citrus and high toast aromas lead to a wine that is balanced, even if the toast element is slightly burnt. There are good fruit flavors, though, bringing sweet red apple juice and kiwi together with yellow plums. Give this wine a year.
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.