The old vines of the Laride estate go into this wine. Serious wood aging has given a dark-toast and bitter-chocolate character that currently masks the rich blackberry and black-plum fruits. The wine needs time. 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.