Eucalyptus aromas are right out of the glass here, segueing into a smooth, herbal, vanilla and black fruit-flavored wine. Wood aging softens the tannins, giving a velvet texture, spiked with a dry layer that promises aging over 3–5 years. The Marmet family property is a leading star of Blaye.
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.