Firm and structured, this wine is all tannins and a tough structure. It has a smoky, tight character, a mineral texture and the merest hints of black currant fruitiness. Drink from 2017. Enologist Corinne Chevrier-Loriaud, whose family owns the estate, blended 90% Merlot and 5% each of Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon.
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.