This wine is closed, tough and tannic at this stage. It has a dark, brooding character of juicy fruits that lie over the firm, solid structure. It certainly is not ready to drink, so wait until 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.