From the estate owned by the Descombes family, this big-hearted wine is packed full of sweet, juicy fruit. Like many 2007 Beaujolais, its acidity is prominent, but the raspberry and red plum flavors balance well. The tannins are a firm core, but never very dominant.
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.