With just the right black currant character, this is a rich, structured wine. It has weight and richness of course, but it is the solid tannins and tight texture that distinguish it. The wine is not quite ready to drink, so wait until 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.