Owned by renowned wine consultant Jacques Boissenot (advisor to most of the Bordeaux first growths), this should be exemplary—and it is. It is pure black currant fruit, understated yet beautifully balanced. The acidity pierces through the dry fruit tannins. The wine finishes with just a hint of wood.
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.