This grand cru monopole, owned by the Mommessin family, makes wine that charms easily, with its perfumes and berry fruit flavors. But there is a definite tannic character that only appears once the wine has been in your mouth for a few moments. Then it is apparent that it is dry, needing aging. The aftertaste is very fresh.
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.