The showpiece, moated Château of Agassac has produced a luscious, fruity 2011. It has both juicy blackberry fruits, warm tannins and just a core of dryness to promise aging. Elegant, ripe and fragrant, this wine should be drunk from 2017.
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.