From a small parcel of 12 acres, this 100% Merlot is soft, elegant, with dusty tannins, and great lifted acidity. The wood element—12 months—is well balanced, doing its proper job of underlying the delicious blackberry fruits.
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.