From a fine vintage, this is a rich and dense wine. While it does have structure and firm tannins, the fruit is so generous and opulent that it could almost be drunk now. It's ripe, juicily sweet and full of blackberry juice flavors. It will develop, though, and will be even more tasty in 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.