This wine comes from a vast 460-acre vineyard on the plateau just west of Pauillac. The wood-aging just shows in what is otherwise a ripe and fruity wine. A firm tannic core indicates the youth of the wine rather than masking the fruit. Generous and fruity, this wine will develop well. Drink from 2018.
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.