With the rough edges and firm tannins of Listrac, this is a wine that will likely always be firm. Dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, it has a black currant skin flavor, some wood influence and a dry texture. It may not age further, always staying tannic and solid.
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.