This is complex wine, still young, with intense fruitiness and a tight, tense structure. Flavors of oak aging are subtle, just giving extra richness to the wine. It needs to age, allowing its fruit and textured elements to come together. Drink 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.