Juicy while structured, this is already a well-balanced wine with dark tannins, wood flavors and a dense structure. With a firm character as well as ripe black plum fruits, it is going to develop well. This 40-acre Merlot/Cabernet Sauvignon vineyard is on a slope above the Gironde estuary punctuated by a château with 13th-century origins. 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.