In 1966 when this wine was first made, the best of the large barrels was No 5, and the name has stuck. It is a rich wine, full of firm tannins with the potential of fine fruit to follow. With its dark structure and acidity it needs to age a few months more. Drink this rich wine from late 2018.
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.