There is plenty of spice in this wine. It offers fine acidity as well as crisp red fruits. The background, with its herbal edge and ripe berry flavors, is still not ready. The wine will be better from the end of 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.