From half an acre of vines within the Blanchot Grand Cru, this is a smooth, rounded wine. It has weight from intensely ripe fruits, along with structure. Beautifully sun-exposed vineyards add a warmth to the wine, but there's also a mineral texture, nervy acidity and tart apple-skin and green-plum flavors. While concentrated, it's still a young wine, so drink from 2017.
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.