A Grande Escolha is the equivalent of a Grand Reserve and carries weight and aging potential. That's the case with this complex, rich and dense wine. Solid, dry tannins and a sense of power combine with great black fruit flavors and acidity. It does need time, so don't drink before 2018.
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.