A year in new wood has given this young wine a bitter extracted character. Spice and burnt toast dominate. It is made to age, so hopefully, as the wine matures, the black fruits will have a chance to develop. Certainly wait and don't drink before 2020.
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.