One of the properties owned by Jean-Michel Lapalu, the wine comes from the far north of the Haut-Médoc appellation. It is tight with firm tannins and a dry core that will need time to soften. The fruit is going to become more generous as the wine fills out. Drink from 2020.
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.