This is a ripe wood-aged wine. It has tannins and layers of spice and toast from the wood aging. Happily, the fruit is also there, giving well-balanced black currants and acidity. The wine will be ready to 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.