Buying branded Bordeaux can be a risky business. But a few of the Bordeaux négociants make some good value brands that also offer decent quality. This is one of them. From the great 2000 vintage, it is ripe, lively and fresh, but at the same time has some depth of flavor with red fruits, a layer of wood and the acidity that makes red Bordeaux great with rich foods.
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.