A full bodied, rich Pinot Noir, from a small 4-acre parcel, packed with solid tannins, bright, bitter cherry flavors and a definite high toast wood element. This is Vacheron's top red cuvée, and it does need several years to soften, open out and lose its raw wood edge.
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.