Giving this special cuvée its own name seems to have given Pontac-Lynch the freedom to age it wine for way too long. The spice and high toast flavors are all that can be found at this stage in its development. There is some fruit there, but it is never going to balance completely.
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.