Roger Voss

Roger Voss

European Editor

Reviews wines from Portugal and France.

Roger Voss is a veteran wine and food author, and a journalist and has been writing about wine and food for the past 25 years. His books include France: A Feast of Food and Wine; The Wines of the Loire; Pocket Guide to the Wines of the Loire, Alsace and the Rhône; and Fortified Wines. He is based in Bordeaux, France, and reviews the wines of Portugal and France (except for wines from Alsace, Languedoc-Roussillon and the Rhône Valley).

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Château du Cèdre 2012 GC Malbec (Cahors)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $120

While this is the top wine of a major Cahors estate, it is impressive how restrained it is. Sure, the wood and dense brooding black fruits are there, but they have been subtly controlled by the freshness of the wine and its great balance. With its richness, still youthful fruit and its structure it will need aging. Drink from 2020.

 — R.V.  (8/1/2015)
95
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Clos Troteligotte 2013 K-2 Malbec (Cahors)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $60

The most impressive of the fine range of wines from this producer, the wine is structured and dense without ever losing sight of balance, fruit and acidity. That makes for a wine that has a dusty texture coupled with a dry center of fruit and wood tannins. The acidity and the juicy berry fruits give freshness. Everything is ready for long aging. Drink from 2019.

 — R.V.  (8/1/2015)
95
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Château du Cèdre 2012 Le Cèdre Malbec (Cahors)

  1. $50

One of the special cuvées from du Cèdre, this impressive wine combines intense black fruit freshness with a powerful structure. It is full of cidity, ripe fruits and a core that is immense. It deserves considerable aging and certainly should not be drunk before 2020.

 — R.V.  (8/1/2015)
95
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Domaine Cauhapé 2012 Noblesse du Temps Petit Manseng (Jurançon)

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  • Online Exclusive
  1. $34

This is a rich wine that still retains intense freshness. Botrytised grapes were harvested in early December, giving rich honey and spice flavors. White peach and spiced pears give freshness as well as rich texture to this young wine. Drink as its opulence comes into its own, from 2019.

 — R.V.  (8/1/2015)
95
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Domaine Cauhapé 2012 Symphonie de Novembre Petit Manseng (Jurançon)

  • Editors' Choice
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  1. $25

Pure Petit Manseng harvested in November has given the essence of Jurançon. Superbly ripe, botrytised fruit is perfectly balanced with layers of freshness, apricot juice and a crisp, nervy texture. It’s a young wine and really should not be drunk before 2018.

 — R.V.  (8/1/2015)
94
points

Château Lagrézette 2012 Malbec (Cahors)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $50

This is a serious, dark and brooding wine. Powerful tannins and dense structure along with layers of concentrated black fruits all point to a wine for long-term aging. The mineral texture and pronounced acidity add to the longevity of this impressive wine. Drink from 2019.

 — R.V.  (8/1/2015)
94
points

Quinta dos Aciprestes 2011 Grande Reserva Red (Douro)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $60

Grande Reserva represents the very best selection from a vintage. This concentrated, dark wine has a brooding quality that shows both its quality and its aging ability. It is packed with plum and berry fruits that are still integrating with the solid tannins. It needs to age, so drink from 2018.

 — R.V.  (8/1/2015)
94
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Château du Cèdre 2012 Cèdre Héritage Malbec (Cahors)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $20

From one of the top estates in Cahors, this complex, dense wine is both structured and packed with great fruit. At the moment, the tannins are in charge, big, bold and dense. Over the next few years the opulent black fruits will come out strongly, bringing richness along with impressive concentration. Drink from 2019.

 — R.V.  (8/1/2015)
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