Half the 29 acres of the Domaine des Perdrix is in grand or premier cru, and this is a jewel in its range of wines. It has all the right density, rich black fruit flavors and edge of minerality, an impressively ripe wine from a lighter red wine year. The strawberry acidity gives extreme freshness at the same time as lifting the firm structure. For aging.
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.