This is a beautiful wine—rich, smooth and balanced. It has weight, great blackberry and damson fruit and a judicious hint of wood. Spice, ripe fruit and fresh acidity all call for aging. Drink from 2016.
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.