Aged for 12 months in large wooden barrels, this is ripe and solid. It has a concentrated character, layered with some toastiness as well as rich berry and plum flavors. The fruit is well cut with spice and acidity. Drink from late 2016.
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.