A fruit-driven Pinot Noir that still manages to evoke so many of the undergrowth, damp leaf aromas associated with this elusive grape variety. It has elegance, subtlety, mineral flavors and spicy, smoky, toasty wood. From vines that were first planted in 1982, this is a wine that should evolve well over five to 10 years.
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.