With a long skin maceration to give plenty of flavor, this wine has fine ripe red-berry fruitiness as well as a rich texture. It is smooth although there is a touch of minerality from the schist soil. La Londe, a new appellation, is worth watching. Perfumed and fruity, the wine 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.