The firm tannins of Saint-Estèphe are strongly in evidence in this wine that is dry, dense and only hinting at fruit. While there is some juicy acidity, it also has a bitter character that needs some time to soften. It will probably always be on the dry, structured side. Drink from 2019.
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.