. From a small south-facing parcel next to the Clos du Papillon vineyard, this is a hugely rich wine, maybe excessively so. It comes from the hot 2003 vintage, and the grapes were obviously superripe. It's round, full-bodied, with ripe quince and white fig flavors. Is there minerality there? It's hard to find, just revel in its opulence. Screwcap.
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.