This is a smoky wine, full of rich strawberry flavors. Its tannins come from the wood aging that cuts through the fruit. With acidity as well, the wine is developing well and should be ready 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.