The wine is firm and dry, with concentrated tannins that are still masking the fruit. There is considerable structure here, along with acidity and a fresh layer of black currant. This is a wine that needs aging, drink from 2019.
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.