The wine comes from a parcel of 90-year-old vines at the heart of the Perdrix vineyard, measuring eight ouvrées or the amount of vines eight workmen could cover in a day. That anecdote aside, this is an impressively structured wine, dark with tannins and with a firm dry core. It does have juicy black fruits although these are right at the back of the line at the moment. So the wine needs to age and will be ready from 2022.
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.