“L'Homme Mort,” which is French for “the dead man,” is a small section of the Fourchaume Premier Cru, and it is a signature wine of Jean Durup's Château de Maligny. It's opulent, ripe and rounded, with a full, fruity character and toast flavor. On the finish, there is an edge of grapefruit acidity. Age for 3–4 years.
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.