Roederer Champagne-owned Ramos Pinto has gone for a young style of LBV, exhibiting ripe fresh fruit. Flavors of dark plums and blackberries give it exuberance. Age for five years, but it is drinkable now. —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.