This Bouey estate, with its historic 18th-century tower, is named for an ancestor. This wine is richly endowed, structured and with a solid core of tannins. The black-currant fruit around the tannins is balanced, ripe and likely to age along with the wood and tannic structure. Drink from 2021.
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.