Spicy and juicy, this is obviously a wood-aged wine. It offers tannins, red fruits, coffee and a warm, rich character balanced by acidity that cuts through the structure. It needs some aging, so 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.