A ripe, wood-aged wine, this has a wood element that's intensely spicy and toasty. The weight of the sweet plum fruit and tannins are equally powerful and concentrated. A selection of the best of Château Leret Monpezat, this will need at least five years of aging before it should be touched.
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.