A taut, firm wine, with ripe but dry tannins and layers of acidity. This chateau, owned by the Chanfreau family since 1963, has made a 2003 that corresponds more to the terroir than to the hot year; it has crisp black currant flavors rather than huge fruit. Imported by Youngs Market Co.
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.