This is a smooth, ripe and rich wine. It has tannins that give structure and are also well integrated into the generous blackberry and dark plum fruits. The concentration and depth give a solid, dense character. Wood aging, just enough, has smoothed everything out, while the aftertaste brings perfumed acidity at the end. Drink this complex, serious wine 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.