The 30% new barrels really show in this toasty, spicy wine. This intense wood aging is saved by the rich underlying fruit that delivers great concentration and blackberry flavors. Given time these will balance with the wood, produce a ripe, fruity wine. Drink from 2021.
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.