This is a blend of wines from three small parcels in the premier cru vineyards of Les Plantes, Aux Combottes and Noirots. A complex wine, bringing together spices, new wood and rich red fruits, it is evolving well and should be drinkable by next spring. But its dry tannins and fresh acidity suggest it should age well for a good 5–10 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.