Dominated by Cabernet Sauvignon, this is a firm, rich expression of the vintage. It has firm tannins, with a mineral edge and a black currant flavor. The wine, which takes part of its name from the gravelly soil, has a toasty wood character that plays a fine supporting role. Age for five years or more.
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.