Grown on clay and chalk soil, this second wine in a series of three from the Moinié estate is intended for medium-term aging. With its dark color and solid tannins, it certainly needs time. However, its rich black fruit and acidity already show through that structure. Give it until 2019, and it will be ready to drink.
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.