From a mix of purchased grapes and the Laroche domaine, here is a ripe wine with swathes of yellow fruit, very approachable and warm. Rich and full in the mouth, it has a dense texture that supports the generous fruits. Drink from 2017.
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.