This is still a young wine, with its youthful structure of dark, stalky tannins still in place. It offers juicy black-currant flavors as well as fresh acidity and a dry aftertaste. The wine comes from a vineyard named after the 17th-century French philosopher Montesquieu. 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.