Pierre Lurton runs Cheval Blanc and d'Yquem and this winery, his home château. This is a smooth wine, full-bodied and with a soft texture. It is ripe with apricot and pear flavors, cut with sliced apple. A touch of spice adds interest. With its ripe, full aftertaste the wine shows the plumper side of the vintage. It is ready to drink.
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.