This wine is firm and concentrated, with serious amounts of wood. Luckily the fruit is dense enough to show the potential of the wine, with plenty of acidity, black-currant flavors and freshness at the end. From the freeway, this chateau looks like a movie set and until recently there was nothing behind a grand medieval facade. Frédéric Gonet bought it in 1999 and new vineyards and château renovations began. The first red wine was released in 2012.
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.