This is a rich, full-bodied and finely structured wine. Named after the patriarch of the estate, it is firmly packed with dark plum and ripe blackberry fruits that are flanked by a dense texture and balanced acidity. It needs some time, so drink from 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.