Considerable toast aromas and flavors from wood aging have given this wine a dark-coffee, extracted character. The ripe fruit of the year is developing to balance this and give, over the medium term, a ripe black-currant, Cabernet Sauvignon-dominated wine. Drink from 2022.
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.