With an equal blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this firm wine has a juicy background, nurtured by consultant Hubert de Boüard (of Château Angelus). Chocolate and spice notes mix with the dry wood-aging character, while black currant flavors develop in the background. Give this wine until 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.