This wine is smooth, ripe and dense. Beneath this suave exterior lie tightly coiled tannins. The black-currant fruit flavors play against the smoky flavors from the wood-aging, lightened by fresh acidity. Drink from 2020.
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.