Plenty of spicy, toasty wood is balanced by the rich black, dense fruits. The wine is coming together well. Blackberries come through strongly, partnered by the firm tannins and lifted by acidity. It needs to age, so 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.