This is a great wine, rounded and rich despite its power and weight. Its many elements—the ripe black fruits, the balanced acidity—are smoothed with wood aging. It also shows an elegance, giving the wine good aging potential. Drink from 2018.
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.