2017 Chateau Peychaud, Cotes de Bourg, Bordeaux, France
This is a remarkably serious claret at a very attractive price. It's a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc which has undergone part barrel ageing to add a hint of coffee and cocoa to the ripe autumnal fruit. It's concentrated, has a strong tannic backbone and is best served with quite a hearty plate of food.
There is potential for a little development here with time, but it's great now as a young wine when opened in advance or decanted.