The tannins are solid here, a dark, dense and smoky layer that gives a tough feel while still allowing room for the weight of fruit that is developing. A spicy character at the end adds interest. Drink from 2016.
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.