A strong wood element gives a toasty, lightly burnt character to the wine. It's only underneath that there is a rich weight of apricots and peaches and balancing acidity. The wine needs time, drink from 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.