This could be the apotheosis of St Laurent, a powerful statement of great concentrated tannins and texture to go with the naturally red fruited character of the grape. Spice and cherry meld with mint from the wood and the wine ends with delicious fresh and pepper juiciness. For aging 2–3 years.
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.