This is a powerful and dense wine, displaying dry, concentrated tannins over tart black fruit tones. Bitter chocolate flavors are also evident from the oak aging. It might need time to balance out—drink after 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.