There is a wonderful fresh-fruit salad of aromas. The palate has a layer of acidity, plus full peppery flavors. The fruit is certainly ripe, but it has a firm sense of structure and a hint of greenness.
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.