This wine is dry, full of tannins that mask the fruit and give the wine an austere character that will need time to soften out. The aftertaste contines the dry theme, but with hints of a more fruity future. Drink from 2018 when the fruit will have asserted itself.
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.