Tasted 12/11/2010. Various retailers, ca. £7.00.
This wine's fruit was only picked in late March and the wine has only just arrived in the UK. Pale yellow colour, some caramel and vanilla and the nose. On the palate it's rich and creamy with quite lively acidity. Some of the French oak shows through and this is a well rounded wine. There is definitely more a sense of the varietal character than the terroir, but it's a great value everyday wine, nonetheless. Apparently, the vines were planted between 1992 and 1994 and the quality of the fruit definitely shows through. 16.5/20