This wood-aged cuvée from Château Belingard has great weight and concentration while also showing dense spice and blackberry flavors. At this stage, it is showing the wood; but in another year, it will round out and its dark juicy fruit will come forward.
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.