The six months wood aging shows in this spicy, toasty wine. It does nothing to dampen the black-currant fruit and acidity, while adding richness and smoothness to the exuberant fruitiness. The wine is still young and will be better from 2018.
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.