Get past the meaty aromas and this wine is big, ripe and packed with fruit. The firm tannins are still very present and likely to remain that way, while the fruit will round out and soften as the wine matures. Solid and dense, it should be drunk 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.