This wine is well balanced between its juicy black-currant fruits and dry tannins. The high percentage of Petit Verdot (20%) gives both the color and the firmer tannic background. It is beginning to age well, 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.