While Les Clos is less well known than some other grands crus, it does give an impressively complete wine. Initially rounded, it then shows some many other facets. All the elements are here, the proper steely core, the rich white and yellow fruits, and the shaft of acidity that cuts through the wood and the richness.
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.