The overall impression is of ripe, creamy fruit, with aromas of Granny Smith apples. On the palate, there are flavors of spicy wood, crisp acidity and layers of apples and cream. A classic “apple pie” Chardonnay, delicious, but not heavy. —R.V.
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.