The Guy Saget take on Chinon is big and burly, with dark tannins. Still very young, this needs to soften out from its current dryness. But it's impressive, a new-wood aged wine that shows the intensity possible in a hot year like 2005.
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.