This complex, wood-aged wine has a rich subtext of firm tannins, spice along with juicy berry fruits and tight, ageworthy acidity. It needs to age to broaden out its tough character. 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.