This is a very dry, firm and solid wine. It also shows some extraction, giving bitter chocolate flavors as well as fruit. It has a tough texture at this stage, dense and powerful. The acidity though shows the potential of the ripe fruit. 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.