There is a strong, spicy wood character in this wine, which is showing its fruit acidity as an afterthought at this stage. The juicy background has potential and will allow the wine to fill out. Drink from 2019. Once owned by monks, then a shipbuilder, Philippe and Chantel Miecase arrived in 2006 and renovated vineyards, château, chapel, winery and added a restaurant and B&B.
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.