This is a rich and dense wine, full of dusty tannins and ripe, generous black plum and berry fruits. It's spicy and juicy, with an herbal overtone and a warm, full-bodied character. The wine could do with 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.