Full of the ripe fruit and structure of the vintage, this Merlot-dominated wine has big, bold tannins, spice and a dark, firm structure. The jammy fruits are developing well, likely to result in a generous, full-bodied wine 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.