With some judicious wood aging, the St Laurent has moved from purely juicy to a sophisticated grape. There is a fine ripe layer of plums and red cherry flavors mingling with the toast and acidity. The finish brings out spice and complex tannins.
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.