The Dupuy family can survey their vineyards from a 16th-century castle. This wine is firm, with tannins still very much in place. At the same time, the ripe black-currant and berry fruits give the wine ripeness as well as the delicious freshness of the vintage. Drink from late 2016. This vineyard and the family's Beauséjour were certified organic in 1996, early in Bordeaux terms, and are managed by Gérard Dupuy.
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.