Pale in the extreme, this wood-aged wine is a sister to the estate's top cuvée, Garrus. This wine is maybe less intense and more approachable when young, although still with the same beautiful fruit. Red berries shine through the edge of toastiness and spice, balanced by good acidity.
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.