Apart from its quite heavy bottle, this is a fine wine. It has great black plum and berry aromas that are balanced by wood aging. The tannins, direct, firm and dense, bring out the best in the juicy fruitiness and give shape. At the end, this structure, combined with acidity, promise good aging. Drink from 2016.
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.