Arguably the best Bordeaux blend this side of the border, how does Le Grand Vin behave over time? Approaching 8 years of age, this bottle shows a youthful ruby colour; its nose still has generous black-fruit notes, and oak is very present, but tertiary aromas have started to appear (cedar, smoke). Compact, the thick texture has layers of fruit and flavours brought by the oak. Acidity is moderate; balance is excellent through the finish. Another 5 years or so before it reaches its peak.