Many of the vines that go to make this wine are 75 years old; others are 40 years old. It is an extra brut, very dry wine, with toast aromas and flavors of almonds and green plums. At this stage, it is very young, and certainly needs another five years before its richness and great elegance take charge.
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.