Mint aromas and ripe berry fruit set the scene for an attractive, ageworthy wine. It is still structured with firm tannins and a dense texture, while the blackberry fruitiness is beginning to show well. It will be worth keeping this wine, so 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.