Chartogne-Taillet, owned by a family who have been growing grapes since the 15th century, have parcels of old vines in their Merfy vineyards, which go to make this fine mature wine. With aromas of white flowers and flavors of toast and ripe fruit, it blends complexity with a sensational, lingering aftertaste.
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.