Very rich and solid, this is a wood-laden wine with equally powerful fruit. Acidity is strongly present to keep the jammy black fruits fresh, while the tannins are big, concentrated and still young. The wine needs aging, so drink after 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.