With a high proportion of generous Alicante Bouschet in the blend, this is a big, bold wine. It has smoky flavors showing a meaty character that's enhanced by 12 months wood aging. Generous tannins give a rich, structured character. It could still do with some aging, so drink from 2017.
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.