The wine is ripe with its stalky black-currant fruit filled out and given a rich character by the warm red-plum juiciness. It is still young and its youthful tannins still prominent. Give this until 2019 before drinking.
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.