In the northern reaches of the Haut-Médoc, Verdignan's place in the world is as classic middle-ranking Bordeaux, with good value. And this 2004 fits the bill very well: ripe, juicy fruit, acidity and freshness, a solid tannic structure, developing over four 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.