Strange aromas emanate from this wine. They point to meat and gravy rather than fruit. So it's a shock to find that the wine is all fruitiness and crisp apple and pear acidity. It's a very textured and needs to age. Drink from 2016.
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.