The top cuvée from Jean Thomas is hugely ripe and rich. A touch of toastiness and almonds give an extra dimension to the already full citrus and tropical fruit flavors. It's dense and rounded, while still shot through with tight, nervy acidity. Keep until 2015.
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.