With 14 months oak aging, this structured, spicy wine shows considerable toast. A strongly smoky character is freshened by the red currant and blackberry fruitiness. Acidity gives the wine a lift and also promises aging. 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.