From a 34-acre property in the Entre-deux-Mers region, this wine shows how successful even the lesser lights of Bordeaux have been in 2005. It has richness, full cassis and ripe tannins. It is simple, relying on its fruit and its approachability, and succeeding admirably.
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.