Still young, this is beginning to show ripe and honeyed flavors as well as a full texture. The spiciness of the grape comes through strongly with bergamot and lychee flavors. The acidity is elusive, the aging will come from the touch of dryness at the end.
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.