While the Reserva version of this wine is rich and complex, this “normal” cuvée seems to be one-dimensional. The fruit is rich, certainly, but with flavors of green vegetables and tomatoes, it seems not fully ripe. The tannins bite through the texture, rather than supporting it. Drink soon.
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.