“Tradition” is its name, and traditional is its style. This is an old-fashioned wine, with overripe fruit and soft tannins, plus spicy wood from aging in American oak. —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.