This structured wine is firm with tannins and stalky black currant fruit. It's dry, with a bitter edge from high extraction. A smoky character indicates aggressive wood aging and the need to soften further. Drink from 2020.
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.