The structure in this wine with its tannins gives a core of dryness to the otherwise ripe, generous fruit. The wine is tight with acidity, smokiness and a firm character that will allow it to age. Juicy acidity at the end promises much. Drink from 2021.
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.