Smooth and perfumed, this is already drinkable after decanting. With wood aging, dusty tannins and solid black fruits, it is both rich and forward. The tannins and the acidity both promise aging, so while it is ready to drink now, it will be better 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.