This is rich, full of jammy Merlot and with layers of tannins interspersed with crisp acidity. It feels full, ripe, structured and likely to age well. With its youthful exuberance, it will be ready to drink from 2019.
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.