The Sabons have carved a great reputation for their wines over the past 20 years, and this wine continues that in fine style. Rich and perfumed, it manages to combine weight with a finesse that belies the hugeness of the 2003 vintage. There are fine tannins, ripe black fruits, hints of wood and a great sense of ageworthiness. A wine to savor in 10 years. Imported by European Cellars.
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.