Almost totally Merlot, this rich wine is still young. With plenty of spice and layers of wood still in evidence, it also has blackberry fruits and a densely structured character. The wine will become smoothly textured over the next few years, so drink from 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.