This is a firm, toasty and tannic wine that reflects its tough vintage. Made from 100% Merlot it has ripe fruit that was aged for two years in wood to give that spicy woody character. The fruit still needs time to enhance the rich texture of the wine. Drink from 2020.
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.