Named after the creation of the estate in 1610, this is a big, rich and extracted wine. The tough tannins need to soften further, with a powerful core of dryness. As it develops, the wine will reveal more of the rich red fruits and juicy final acidity that are there. 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.