The wine's strong toasty character is balanced by the potential of the ripe fruit and acidity. It's still showing as young, the wood aging covering the fruit. Wait until 2017 and the balance will be right there. This cuvée is harvested from des Demoiselles plots, one of 13 chateaus in the Ducourt family.
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.