Rich and spicy, this wine has dense, solid tannins. But they can't hide the deliciously ripe blackberry jelly flavors and the power. It needs time, because the wood and fruit tannins are so dominant at present. Drink 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.