This wine is ripe and smooth, with a bright streak of acidity. It has weight and concentration as well, with a depth of black plum and berry flavors that give a fine balance between the fresh surface and the firmer, solid core of tannins and structure. Drinkable now, although the wine will be even better 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.