The mix of spice and fruit gives a ripe feel and shows good potential. With 75% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, it has a juicy backdrop boosted by wood-aging flavors. It needs to age, so drink from 2018. The estate has been in the Dop family for 150 years.
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.