Superripe Merlot, 60% in this blend, gives this wine power and density, with full-bodied black fruit and firm tannins. Wood aging, partially in new wood, has brought in spice as well as a dry core that indicates the potential of this wine as it matures. Drink from 2023.
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.