This is a beautifully balanced, rich wine. A core of fine tannins is surrounded by ripe blackberry fruits. The wine seems accessible now, but those tannins will allow it to age well. It will be better to wait until 2022.
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.