The wine shows its wood aging at this stage, but also has swathes of ripe black fruits, sweet tannins and intense acidity. It's the fruit that will drive this rounded wine, although the structure and dry tannins play a part in allowing it to age. 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.