While the tannins in this wine are firm and dry, it also has attractive black fruitiness, sweet berry flavors and a refreshing acidity. That gives the wine balance and a lift. It is developing well but needs time, so drink from 2017.
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.