This is the jewel in the Balland estate. They have made a fine job of this rich wine. Spice, toast and ripe fruits are there, still integrating. It is structured, mineral and concentrated, full of yellow fruits, vanilla and lime acidity. With its intensity and dense texture, the wine will take a while to be ready. Drink from 2020.
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.