The wine is fresh, stalky and showing its wood aging. It has a hard edge of tannins that are not quite ripe. Balancing with that is the black currant fruit and acidity that are crisp and showing a mineral texture. The wine needs to age a while, so wait until 2018.
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.