A huge wine, as indicated by the alcohol, this is dark, dense and extracted. It has bitter chocolate and sweet licorice flavors, strong signs of the wood aging, along with juicy blackberry fruit. Powerful and concentrated, it needs to age. 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.