Dense structure is the hallmark of this wine from the premier cru, which is downslope from La Chapelle Grand Cru. Despite the weighty tannins, this is delicate, with a silky feel edging its way in. Expect it to mature over the next 3–4 years.
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.