Using fruit that was sourced from a 12-acre property planted to Merlot, this wine is laden with wood. A burnt edge covers what will inevitably be attractive, ripe plum fruit. It has acidity on the finish, and its juicy element promises good things in 2–3 years.
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.