You can feel the alcohol the moment the wine goes in the mouth. It is heavy, powerful, monumental and way too much. Dark tannins and a density that overwhelms are the dominant characters, with only a walk-on part for the black plum fruits. Drink this tannic wine 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.