The 12th-century Château de Grézels forms the backdrop to this ripe, perfumed and structured wine. It's solid, firm with layers of toast from the wood aging. The black plum fruits form the other component, giving the potential for a generous, full-bodied wine as it ages. 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.