This is a ripe, spicy wine, dominated at this stage by chocolate and spice from the wood aging. It has the weight and richness to develop a more fruity character, blackberries and damsons along with acidity. 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.