This 100% Merlot is named after the patriarch of Château Thieuley, still active, who built the estate into one of the benchmarks of the Entre-deux-Mers region of Bordeaux. Smoky aromas lead to crisply ripe black fruit flavors and some solid, dry tannins. Age this wine for 3–4 years.
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.