As young as it comes, this spicy wine has melon and peppered pear flavors. Its fruit is right up front, almost too much at this stage. It needs to calm down a little, so it will be better drunk from 2018.
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.