This is a young obviously wood-aged wine with a strongly toasty bitter character. Happily, the fruit is as concentrated as the wood with blackberry and black-plum flavors that will come through strongly. It is going to be a serious and impressive wine, firmly structured and rich. Drink from 2020.
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.