Opulent, ripe, cherry-flavored Pinot that just demands to be enjoyed. The red fruits burst out of the glass, given a fillip by acidity. The restraining factor comes from a layer of tannins, not dense but sufficient to add structure. The wine shows the rich ripeness of 2005, and could age for the next 4–5 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.