While this wine is tough and closed up at this stage, it has good potential. The weight shows it has plenty of ripe fruit while wood aging has added spice. The wine needs time, so drink from 2019.
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.