There is a good amount of the square, chunky Nuits Saint-Georges feel to this wine. Manuel Olivier is based in the town, so should know his stuff, and has blended a solid, firm wine, with a dark edge of tannins, balanced by acid freshness.
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.