Plenty of ripe berry fruit gives a wine that's generous. It has a firmer tannic structure, a dry character that needs to soften. Bold and rich, it will be at its best 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.