With firm tannins and ripe, balanced fruit, this is a success for the vintage, profiting from the dry conditions during harvest in Saint-Estèphe. Blackberry fruits and rich tannins give the wine shape and aging potential. Keep the wine until 2019.
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.