From one of the estates belonging to the Lapalu family, this wine is structured with dusty tannins and a dry core. There is fruit, fresh with black-currant acidity and spice. It needs time to lose the edge of toasty wood-aging. Drink from 2018.
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.