One of the properties owned by Jean-Louis Trocard, former president of the Bordeaux Wine Council. La Croix des Moines is a 29-acre property which, in 2004, produced a finely structured wine, packed with dark tannins, supported by a good weight of blackberry fruits. Wood is not an issue in this wine; the fruit and the fruit tannins tell the story.
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.