Initially, this wine seems almost austere, with its lean acidity and tannic structure, which is surprising given Beblenheim's warm microclimate. It's rich, powerful and superconcentrated, but needs a good many years (give it 10+) of aging. Imported by Lauber Imports.
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.