Made from the very local and rare variety Abouriou, this wine is finely perfumed, with a dense texture and ripe black fruits. It has a dusty texture along with dry tannins. It probably could age a few more months, but it is likely to remain a firm and structured wine. Drink from late 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.