Situated in the northern Médoc, this estate has added too much wood to the ripe fruit. It is hard to see how this high-toast and bitter coffee flavor will go. It's a shame because the fruit awaits there somewhere.
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.