There is an attractive 15% Cabernet Franc in this wine. That gives a strongly perfumed character and brings out firm tannins from both the fruit and the wood aging. The wine's blackberry fruits are ripe and juicy with a smooth, rounded aftertaste. Drink from 2019.
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.