This is a structured wine, firmly tannic and with considerable wood flavors at this stage. Plenty of rich fruit lies in the background, giving promise for the future. With those red berry flavors and fine acidity in place, this will be a solid, dense wine. 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.