This is a big, bold wine with superripe fruit. It is saved from great excess by its tannins and acidity. It does have some bitterness from the high toast wood aging. The wine should soften out to leave a rich fruity wine. Drink from 2021.
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.