There are hints of oak aging in old barrels in this wine. That gives a rich texture to the bright red fruits and perfumed acidity. It is ready to drink now, although with some aging its fruit will mellow and it will broaden out. For that, wait until 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.