Despite the 100% new wood, this wine (GC stands for Grand Cru) is beautifully restrained. It has such delicious fruit and the ripest of tannins, pierced with the wood flavors, but never dominated by them. It is obviously a wine for aging, still bursting with fresh fruit and 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.