Rich, concentrated red and black plum flavor dominate a wine that shows structure as well as intensity. This is powerful stuff, a delicious wine, fruity but with a core of dark tannins. It is just edging into maturity, so drink this year. The name recalls the Counts of Souzy who once governed the region.
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.