The showpiece château and estate owned by Mommessin has produced a rich, characterful wine, the fruits balanced by acidity. The structure of the year does show through, but always there is the juicy fruit.
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.