This is Amirault's top wine from St-Nicolas. For an appellation normally seen as making light wines, this is stunning. There are dense, dusty tannins, layers of blackberry jelly flavors and rich wood tastes that balance with the fruit.
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.