Dark, dense and packed with wood flavors, the wine is hard at this stage. But it is also laden with fruits to give a dramatically powerful potential for this second wine. Blackberry fruits go with the smoky flavors and promise a fresh view as the wine ages. Drink from 2017.
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.