With vines close to the Garonne estuary, this estate benefits from a warm microclimate. In 2010, that gave a high alcohol wine that shows weight and concentration. It is dense, developing its tannins and rich black-plum fruits well. The alcohol does show in a burnt edge which is the downside of this otherwise finely balanced, maturing wine. Drink from 2018.
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.