Jacques Genet, at the head of the Charles Joguet domaine since its eponymous founder retired, can make magnificent Chinon, as this example demonstrates. This is a great, dense and elegant wine. It has an impressive structure, allied to those great red Loire fruit flavors, along with a smoky aftertaste.
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.