Very much a product of the year, this is a stalky, blackberry-flavored wine. Acidity and a green-pepper flavor come from the cool vintage. It has the possibility of some aging, softening the crisp character and bringing out more red fruits. Drink now, although the wine will show better from 2016.
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.