The familiar Cordon Rouge, in an impressively restyled bottle, is soft, fruity and eminently drinkable. Its balance comes from the ripe apple fruit and the underlying softness of the creamy mousse. Acidity ties it all together. Drink this bottling now.
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.