The Special Club is a grouping of around 30 vignerons who taste each other's wines before allowing the member to make a Special Club bottling. This 1997 vintage wine is almost completely dry to taste, allowing the rich fruit to dominate. Mineral and lemon flavors work with the attractive fruit. This is a wine that will develop well over the next few 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.