A great success for this fifth growth, run by Claire Villars. The 2003 is velvety, rounded, beautifully balanced. It is not a densely powerful wine, showing more elegance and seduction. It is already developing, and should be ready to drink in four or five years, maybe less. Imported by Diageo Chateau & Estates.
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.