Initially fresh and fruity, it opens to show a richer side, full of ripe pear and quince, with an apricot touch. The wine is textured and steely with a firm core that suggests it will age. Drink now, but better wait until 2015.
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.