Attractive, soft, raspberry flavors, laced with spice and wood, make for a smooth, easily quaffable wine. The 2000 is a little young still, but a year will bring it all into balance. —R.V.
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.