With its silver embossed label and wax capsule this is a luxury cuvée from the Plaimont cooperative. The wine is firm, and still quite youthful after four years, integrating its tannins with the concentrated fruit. Wait for at least five more years for this impressive wine to show its best.
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.