This wine hints at some of the power and structure of this famous grand cru. But it is power reflected through a glass darkly, with its red-berry fruits, tannins and acidity all indistinct. The wine is likely to be ready to drink from 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.