This wood-aged wine is still young. It has plenty of bright fruits and a smooth texture from the dominant Chardonnay in the blend. A mineral edge to the apple and peach fruits shows along with crisp acidity at the end. It will become a rich, smooth wine as it ages. Drink from late 2017.
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.