An obviously wood aged wine, with burnt toast and spice dominant at this young stage. Happily, there is enough black currant fruit and fruity acidity underneath to support this overdose of wood. Give it time to fully integrate, and 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.