While the wood aging is prominent, it doesn't take away from the complex, ripe fruits and acidity. In a word, this is balanced. It has good potential, as the toasty wood integrates over the next two years. Drink from 2015. Screwcap.
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.