This wine is all about its tannic structure. It is powerful, steely with a strong mineral texture to go with the dense black fruits. Complex and still very young, the wine has weight and layers of acidity. The open lagar fermentation brings out extra richness. 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.