Lalande-de-Pomerol, the village to the northwest of Pomerol proper, often produces wines that are very structured, but lack the velvet fruit of Pomerol itself. Here is a fine example, a wine that is very reticent with its fruit, but that blasts its way through on structure and dense tannins.
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.