Strong wood aromas and flavors show that this is a young wine. It has a powerful, smoky structure, with a grainy texture that is still covering the fruit. The potential is there, though, the black currant fruitiness beginning to develop. Give it time and 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.