One of two wines produced as a joint venture between California vintner Paul Hobbs and Cahors producer Bertrand Vigouroux, Crocus is aged 50% in new wood. It is ripe, smooth and powerful, a dense wine with dusty tannins and dark black plum flavors. It is just about ready to drink.
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.