Monbazillac is the lighter cousin of Bordeaux's Sauternes. This wine with its apricot and marmalade flavors is given its richness by concentrated botrytis that adds a dry edge to this sweet unctuous wine. Drink now.
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.