Closed up and firm, the wine is not showing much in the way of expressive fruitiness. It does have a firm structure, but a taste of bitter extract gives hard tannins and smothers the black currant fruit flavors. In time, it will soften. 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.