The ancient estate of Schloss Vollrads dates at least from 1211, when it was already producing wine. The general style of the wines today is uncomplex. This example has powerful aromas of botrytis, flavors of baked apples, with a touch of spice. But there's good acidity to balance. —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.