One of a pair of wines that are named after the soils on which the vines grow, this comes from clay and chalk earth on the terraces of the Lot river. It is structured and still dense, needing several years to mature. Packed tannins still lie over the generous ripe fruits. Drink from 2019.
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.