While the wine's aromas are dominated by burnt wood rather than fruit, things are better on the palate. Here, the true Pinot Noir cherry and red fruits are full, rich and structured with tannins. They make for a firm, complex wine that will benefit from aging. Drink from 2016.
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.