The alcohol doesn't weigh heavily on this rich wine. The wood aging does, at least for now, giving spice and burnt wood aromas. Underneath there are black fruits that are developing into a rich, perfumed wine that will have a smooth texture. Drink from 2019.
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.