This is ripe and juicy with friendly acidity and tannins from 10 months' wood aging in two- to five-year-old barrels. Black fruits are coupled with minerality to give a wine that is both structured and with plenty of generous fruitiness. The property is run by the seventh generation of the Carreau family.
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.