This rich wine has very ripe fruit, layers of juicy berries and black plums and a broad brush of acidity and tannins. It may not be subtle, but it is likely to be a full-bodied, enjoyable wine from 2017.
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.