The initial sense of structure is rounded out by the ripe berry fruits. It's a dense wine, full of firm tannins but with fine acidity, sweet fruitiness and a sense of brooding power. It will be a rich wine, so wait until 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.