Fermented in 225-liter barrels, this is a rich, full-flavored wine touched with hints of toast and brisk acidity. The palate is weighty, but there's a crisp, dry fruit quality on the palate. Still youthful, it's not quite integrated yet, so keep until 2016.
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.