The top wine from the Buzet cooperative is this splendidly ripe, rich blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc and a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for a year in new oak, it is ripe and smooth, and packed with tannins and dense fruit. An impressive wine that is showing well now, and will for another 5-6 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.