Already well developed, this solid, wood-aged wine packs powerful tannins as well as fruit. It has a dense character, spice and a core of firmness. With its rich fruit and fresh acidity at the end, it's nearly ready to drink but merits a wait. Drink from 2016.
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.