This wine is full, structured and rich with tannins and black-plum fruits. The hints of 12 months wood-aging are still there, just beginning to soften and allow the fruit to fill out the wine. Juicy acidity at the end mingles with the tannins. The wine will age, so drink from 2018.
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.