Pierre Larmandier produces this special cuvée from selected parcels in his Vertus vineyards. Although it is not indicated, this particular bottling is all from the 1997 vintage. Aromas of nuts and white flowers are followed on the palate by dry, fresh, elegant flavors. The firm acids and strong mineral streak that runs through it provide definite structure. To finish, there is a clean citrus taste.
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.