Although not a premier cru, this comes from a single vineyard which lies, as the name indicates, along the road to Vergy, well placed between the grands crus of Clos de Tart and Clos des Lambrays. It is a richly constructed wine, with powerful but fresh raspberry and red cherry skin flavors spiced with new wood. The tannins are here, but the fruit is more prominent.
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.