This finely structured wine shows spice, almonds and delicious green plum fruits. There is some wood here, but the fruit is a great, dominating burst of ripeness. The finish lingers with fresh acidity. Worth aging for 2–3 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.