A ripe, smoky and still-tannic wine, this is solidly structured. A dense, dry core shows some sign of extraction although the blackberry fruits are developing well. As the wine ages, it will bring out the balance between acidity and structure. Drink from 2017. Owner Cyril Trias works with Alliance Bourg co-operative on his wines.
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.