The Abouriou, which forms a small part of the blend of this wine, is one of those many Southwest grapes that has been rescued from a sad decline. It adds a richly perfumed character to the Bordeaux blend in this grape. Attractive, with young tannins and ripe black fruits, it will age well. Drink from 2018.
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.