While the wine is fruity, it does have a bitter edge that comes from the toasty wood aging. Red-berry fruits have potential, offering a future when this bitter edge will go. Wait until 2021.
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.