From a small vineyard which was the original heart of the Saint-Joseph appellation, Guigal can now make what it jokingly calls the Saint-Joseph de Saint-Joseph. This rich, concentrated wine, with 50% new wood aging, is dominated by ripe apricot and new wood flavors. The wood should soften, but the apricots should become even more generous.
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.