Aged for 18 months in barrel, this structured and firmly tannic wine has concentration, strong spice and black fruits that are still young. It will always be firm although the attractive herbal character will come through more strongly as the wine ages. Drink at its optimum in 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.