Why 19 heures (7 p.m.)? Because that's apéritif time—why else? Velvet smooth, this is a rich offering from a warm vintage. It is succulent and balanced, with some wood and very ripe, juicy fruit.
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.