Bottled in 2015, this ripe LBV from the great 2011 vintage achieves a fine balance between firm, dry tannins that promise some aging and sweet black-cherry fruits that are attractive now. Just a touch of pepper gives a bite to the wine, although with the finish there is a fresher feel of acidity. Drink now or age until 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.