This intense, sweet, jammy wine comes from 50-year-old vines on the Mourre de Perdrix plateau above the village of Courthezon. Hugely rich, high in alcohol, it is akin to drinking Port, with its smooth, dry tannins and peppery aftertaste. Imported by Kermit Lynch.
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.