This full-bodied wine has swathes of ripe yellow fruits and juicy wood and acidity. Under this opulent surface, a more steely character gives the wine structure that will allow it to age. It will be ready to drink by 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.