This generous wine is still young with its firm tannins, although also rich with black fruits and concentration. It is juicy, ripe with blackberry flavors and packed with spice and a dry core. The vineyard, at mid-slope like all premier crus, is named after the rowan trees that were found around the edge. This is a wine with a great future; drink from 2025.
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.