This is a powerful, concentrated wine, just verging (but not quite passing) on overweight. That makes it rich and dense, full of black plum fruits and damson skins both giving a textured juiciness. The tannins, though, are still young and the wine needs plenty of time. 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.