The wood is still showing strongly on this wine, giving a closed, tight character. Underneath, it is possible to see the rich red fruits and generous acidity that will balance out given time. It will be a powerful, dark wine; drink from 2020.
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.