The wood is showing strongly in this young wine. But then so is the bold ripe black fruit. Put the two together as they integrate and this will be a rich full wine with juicy acidity as well as plenty of spice. 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.