This is a big, jammy wine that is rich in fruit while also full of tannin. It has a ripe, jelly character that sits uncomfortably with the acidity and dry structure. It needs to balance out, 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.