The 30% new wood in this wine from Lionel Poitou (5th generation) shows in the minty flavors. They balance with the ripe black-currant fruits to produce a wine that will benefit from aging. Juicy, dense and smoky, it's a ripe wine that will be ready from 2023.
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.