This is a ripe, smoky and generous wine. It has spice and wood flavors that are balanced with the red berry and cherry fruits and the crisp acidity of the vintage. With its rich character, it will age gently over the next few years and be ready to drink from 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.