There are powerful tannins at work here. The wine has structure, a solid and firm texture and strong black currant flavors. It's still young, showing a dry, mineral edge that will need to warm up before it's ready. 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.