A big, rich wine that is dominated by wood and ripe fruit. One of its range of appellation wines, Dourthe has set out to show the quality of simple Graves, and has succeeded well with this wine, powered with superripe fruit and creamy intensity.
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.