This wine is all structure at the moment. Dense, dry tannins are masking the fruit that is waiting to develop. Great acidity is pushing forward to give a more juicy character. This impressive wine just needs time, so 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.