The 50% wood aging really doesn't show in this fine wine. Yes, there is some toastiness, but that is secondary to the smooth, ripe green and white fruits, pears going with apples and touched by white peach. The wine has steely texture, mineral character and is still young. Drink from 2017.
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.