Jean-Louis Despagne has made a deep, dark-colored wine from his flagship property. It is polished and smooth, with rich fruit that is still dominated by wood at this stage, but with powerful dark fruit flavors underneath. This is a wine with great intensity and the chance to age for at least 10 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.