Ripe, soft and fruity, just hinting at the wood aging, this comes from a vineyard that was only lightly hit by hail in 2012. The acidity, spice and smokiness produce a wine that has a rich, red-fruit character that is shot through with fine acidity. Drink from 2017.
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.