While the wine has plenty of juicy fruit, it also has a heavy hand with wood that gives a bitter, spice and pepper character. Densely textured, it's tough for the moment although it will round out. 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.