This is a delicate and perfumed wine that is so elegant. Its soft tannins offer a fine counterpoint to the red berry fruits and acidity, giving fine balance. It's fresh, full of crispness as well as depth of flavor. It will continue to improve with age, but it can also be drunk now.
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.