Dense and structured, this ripe and fruity wine features attractive dense tannins that are balanced by rich black-currant fruit flavors. The acidity and the dry core of the wine both promise good aging, so drink from 2020. The property has been in the Ballande family since early 19th century. Red-wine production from the 50 acres is overseen by consultant Denis Dubourdieu.
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.