This wine is lean and still young, with concentrated tannins, firm acidity and smoky fruits that will take some time to develop. The palate suggests it will always be a mineral, tight and firm wine, even as the tannins soften. The finish is pure, juicy black currants. 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.