With Thomas and Denise Gambier taking over from father Paul, this Gambier family estate is moving upwards. The style—as with this wine—is firm, tannic, solid and intense. The black fruits are subdued at this stage by the dry tannins and the wine needs at least two years to evolve.
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.