Strong wood flavors have smothered the fruit, leaving vanilla, spice and milk chocolate as the main flavors. Gérard Laurent blends 65% Cabernet Franc and 35% Malbec from biodynamic and organic vineyards in egg-shaped Apollo flexitanks where the wine matures for a year.
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.