After aging in bottle, this wood-aged wine has smoothed out to produce a rich wine with balanced fruit, acidity and toastiness. The wine does have plenty of spice from the wood, but it also has layers of citrus and pear-fruit flavors. Drink this wine 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.