This is a serious, pepper, spice and apple-flavored wine. It has a strong sense of minerality that gives bold structure. By contrast, there is a freshness to the wine that will make it very drinkable in a few months. Glass stopper.
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.