Solid tannins and an initially austere structure set this wine on the path to aging. It is still lean, showing its wood aging while also giving the promise of ripe fruits. It's a dark wine at this stage, one that will brighten up to bring out greater fruitiness. Drink from 2018.
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.