From organic vineyards, this wine shows rich fruit and generous red berry flavors. There is ripe sweetness as well, with soft tannins from the fruit. At this stage, the toast element from the wood is too dominant, but this should soften over the next 3–4 years.
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.