Rich, ripe and full-bodied, this is a Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon/Malbec blend. Juicy acidity and berry fruits are integrated into the firm structure. A smoky, dry wood-laden background gives the wine good texture. Drink from 2016. Xavier Carreau, Alain Jourdan and Cyril Jourdan, the latest generation, run the family's five estates.
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.