Hugely extracted, this wine is all tannin and wood aging. It is dry, very firm, with bitter chocolate flavors. All this structure overlays the blackberry juice flavor that will need several years to fully come into balance. Drink from 2017.
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.