The wine has a medicinal character with balsam and herbal flavors. It's rich, very textured, full of dry tannins as well as berry fruits. A strong mineral character shows the sense of terroir. Don't drink before 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.