This single-vineyard wine has stalky, juicy fruit that gives as much structure as fruitiness. It is dry and very textured, revealing blackberry and red currant flavors; the finish brings out intense acidity. It could age for another year to show at its best.
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.