On the soft side, this ripe, full wine is typical of the vintage. It has pink grapefruit flavors, lightly touched with fine sugar, alongside a crisp structure that promises 2–3 years aging. The aftertaste is open, balancing acidity and softness.
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.