A small proportion of Patrick Bernard's Haut-Médoc estate of Peyrabon is in Pauillac, and he uses the fruit to make a top cuvée. This wine is suitably powered by dark Pauillac tannins, laced with some new wood and black currant fruits. It's powerful and dense, with considerable aging potential.
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.