The fairy-tale castle of Camarsac, all turrets and grey stone, dominates its vineyard. The wine has a bright purple color. Aromas of black currants and herbs follow through to flavors that have a woody, stalky element along with the soft fruit. This is traditional red Bordeaux, and in a ripe year like 2000 it works.
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.