New wood shows strongly in this smoky wine with burnt wood overtones. Fruit weight behind it holds hints of black currants and acidity. Allow this solid offering time to soften and mold itself into a structured wine. Drink from 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.