Situated at the entrance to a break in the hillside of the Côte d'Or, allowing cool air to come in from the west, Lavaux Saint-Jacques produces severely structured wines that need aging. This prime example shows the solid, dense structure and the powerful tannins that dominate the wine. Underneath, the opulent black fruits promise aging. Drink from 2020.
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.