With its ultra-low yields, and 20 months aging in new French oak, this is very much in the mold of the “garage wines” of the 1990s. It is superrich, weighed down with luscious fruit, powerful toast and spice wood flavors. At 14% alcohol, it is strong indeed for Bordeaux.
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.