This big, bold and ripe wine has both structure and generous red fruits. It's already balanced with a touch of minerality from the limestone and clay soil. Wood aging has smoothed the tannins while retaining the fruit and bringing out balancing acidity. It is ready to drink but will be better from 2017.
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.