Mont-Pérat is on slopes overlooking the Garonne river, offering great exposure. Maybe that's why this wine is so well balanced, its ripe fruits sliced open with acidity. The texture is smooth, given spice from judicious wood aging. This is a wine to drink this year.
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.