In the British wine trade, when a wine is called “pretty,” it means it is attractive, seductive and just plain delicious. This wine is pretty. The black fruits and suppressed tannins give structure, and the balance of sweetness and acidity suggest aging potential as well. —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.