Spicy, toasty aromas presage a wine with a considerable element of new wood aging. However, the rich fruit hints at the potential for blackberry flavors. It needs time, so give this wine until 2023.
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.