The branded wine from Domaines Lapalu (owner of Château Patache d'Aux) is a soft, clean, black currant-flavored Cabernet. The tannins show a mineral, tight edge, but the wine is on the light side.
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.