Spicy and concentrated, it shows evident wood-aging. It has a firm structure, very dense in character and powerful, conveying the feeling that the producer has tried too hard. The spicy wood brings out a more open side of the wine, pushing the black currant fruits forward. 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.