Night harvesting on the highest hill in Blaye is tricky but the Chety family pulls it off. Ripe and juicy, this is a ready-to-drink wine. It has berry fruits cut with acidity and with a firm line in spicy wood from barrels one- to three-years-old. The tannins give a solid foundation and aging potential. Drink from 2017.
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.