This rich, smoky wine has an appealing streak of ripe black-plum flavors. What it is missing in all this richness is enough acidity, although the tannins will certainly allow it to age. Drink this powerful, ripe Merlot 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.