Initially, this is tight, minerally and structured, but as the wine opens, intense dark fruits and rich tannins surface, creating an opulent, juicy character. The vineyard is planted with 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc, and it's the combination in 2010 that gives such a vital, rich and structured selection.
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.