Owned by the Barons of Montfort, its vineyard has produced a much less rugged wine than the formidable fortress suggests. The black currant flavors are present, along with stalky tannins. There is a smoky, wood element that comes through strongly at the end, so age this wine for 3–4 years.
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.