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 Rhône and Languedoc-Roussillon).

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Clos Troteligotte 2012 K-2 Malbec (Cahors)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $60
This dense and dark wine is showing as much tannin as fruit at this stage. It’s powerful, the dark fruits ripe and seriously structured. Spice, berries, coffee and a tense, mineral texture are all part of the mix. It needs considerable aging, so don’t drink before 2019  — R.V.  (11/1/2014)
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Château du Cèdre 2011 GC Malbec (Cahors)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $165
Still very closed up, this is going to be a classic. Its tannins are already balanced to the immense juicy fruits and dark wood flavors that bring out spiciness. It’s powerful while not over the top, showing elegance at the same time as an opulent texture. Give this gorgeous wine until 2018.  — R.V.  (11/1/2014)
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Château de Gaudou 2012 Le Sang de la Vigne Malbec (Cahors)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $30
Hugely rich, this was fermented in egg-shaped cuves that have given an impressively rounded character to a wine still so young. The tannins are opulent, letting the black fruits speak powerfully. It still is a wine to age, so drink after 2019.  — R.V.  (11/1/2014)
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Château du Cèdre 2011 Le Cèdre Malbec (Cahors)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $73
One of the finest wines to come out of Cahors, this is so stylish. Of course, it has power, intense fruit and acidity. At the same time, balanced richness allied to solid tannins and ripe black fruits single it out. It needs considerable aging to soften the tannins that are still so exuberant. Drink from 2018.  — R.V.  (11/1/2014)
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Domaine Cauhapé 2011 Symphonie de Novembre Petit Manseng (Jurançon)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $18
A rich, sweet wine that maintains complete freshness. Pineapple, peach and mango compose the fruit, while the honey and touch of botrytis give the sweetness. It has a refreshing youthful character, but it’s going to be a wine to age. Drink from 2017.  — R.V.  (11/1/2014)
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Domaine Rolet Père et Fils 2005 Vin Jaune Savagnin (Arbois)

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  1. $60
Vin Jaune, one of the glories of Jura, is in good hands here. This wine is still developing, its oxidative, yeast and acidity still showing a fresher fruit character. Even now, still young, it is a wonderful, totally memorable wine.  — R.V.  (11/1/2014)
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Château des Jacques 2012 Clos de Rochegrès Gamay (Moulin-à-Vent)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $50
This Beaujolais comes from a dense granite vineyard that has produced an equally powerful wine. It’s mineral in texture, with aromatic black fruits that have been given a taste of wood from 12 months barrel aging. The acidity at the end as well as the tannins promise aging, so drink from 2017.  — R.V.  (11/1/2014)
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Château des Jacques 2012 Côte de Py Gamay (Morgon)

  1. $50
The power and complexity of wines from the slope of the Côte de Py is very evident in this wine. Densely argued, it is a solid wine with red fruits and a strong minerality from the volcanic soil. The acidity and tannic structure promise aging, and the wine will be best drunk from 2016.  — R.V.  (11/1/2014)
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