Even if there is only 10% Cabernet Franc in the blend, it really adds to the perfumed nature of this wine. Along with smoky flavors from the wood aging, it also has structured black-currant fruits and layers of acidity. Age this wine a little longer, and 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.