A new wine for Alain Dominique Perrin's Lagrézette, this comes from a single vineyard on mainly gravel soil. It is dark, dense and powerfully concentrated. The dry tannins with their edge of minerality still dominate the black plum and berry flavors. Along with power and depth, the wine has its elegant side with the acidity giving a lift and even freshness at the end.
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.