Now prizes for guessing C de B stands for Côte de Brouilly. Now perfectly mature, this is a soft, black cherry fruited wine. It is ripe, with a fine, dense texture that is lifted by the acidity and the light tannic structure. The wine is so deliciously ready to drink.
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.