The heavy bottle indicates a major cuvée for Gitton, and this rich wine lives up to it. It's full, complex and powerful, ripe with yellow fruits while still keeping an intense steely acidity and strong minerality. It's a fine wine for aging, so 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.