Made from Baga grapes, this is a deep purple wine with aromas of ripe figs and licorice. Ripe spices and dense tannins are tinged with a touch of bitterness, finishing with noticeable acidity. —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.