Obviously wood aged, this is still a richly fruity wine. The two elements are still coming together, the spice and toast on the one hand, the ripe blackberry on the other. Give the wine time and it will be a good expression of the structure of the vintage. 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.