This Les Thorey, hard by the town of Nuits-St.-Georges, is a vineyard that shows the minerality as well as the firmness of good wines from this commune. It has power rather than charm, a solid, foursquare wine that needs four or five years to develop.
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.