With the concentration that comes from old vines, this is a rich wine intense with black-fruit flavors. It offers layers of wood and spice, with tannins and a dense texture that mean it is only just ready to drink. Rich and dark, it 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.