From old vines grown on flinty soil, this is the top wine from this major estate. Its intensity and sophistication are immediately obvious, with ripe tropical fruit giving way to a spicy, peppery character. However, it is still young and should not be drunk before 2020.
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.