This is a dense and heavily extracted Merlot that is too powerful for its own good. Concentrated and super-rich, the palate is laden with tannins and toasty wood. The wine will remain over the top.
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.