With six months of oak aging, this wine has been smoothed, allowing the tannins to broaden out. Along with the blackberry-jelly flavor, the wine is rich while also structured. It needs a little time, so drink 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.