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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Bouchard Père & Fils 2011 Le Corton Pinot Noir (Corton)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $115
This is powerful and rich, allowing just a note of freshness to creep into the firm structure. Dark tannins, black fruits and smoky wood flavors combine harmoniously, lending a sense of great power and long-term aging potential. Drink from 2019.  — R.V.  (9/1/2014)
96
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Bouchard Père & Fils 2011 Chardonnay (Chevalier-Montrachet)

  • Cellar Selection
  • Online Exclusive
  1. $315
Initially, this is a richly ripe wine with tropical fruit flavors. It also has an immense sense of structure that supports the fruit impressively. It’s dense, concentrated, exuding power and solidity, while always keeping a sense of elegance. Drink from 2018.  — R.V.  (9/1/2014)
96
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Domaine Rossignol-Trapet 2011 Pinot Noir (Chambertin)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $240
This is full of fruit and weighty tannins. Coming from one of the finest vineyards in Burgundy, it is going to have great power and an opulent nature. This wine also has elegance, its black fruits controlled and with a mineral edge. That doesn’t take away the power, it enhances the stylishness of this grand wine. Drink from 2020.  — R.V.  (9/1/2014)
95
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Louis Latour 2011 Chardonnay (Montrachet)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $520
This is the big one, one of the most treasured white wine vineyards in the world. And the wine is magnificent, balanced with restrained power and style. Yellow fruits are shot through with acidity that conveys a nervy texture and an intense, concentrated character. This needs many years; don’t drink before 2020.  — R.V.  (9/1/2014)
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Alex Gambal 2011 Pinot Noir (Clos de Vougeot)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $180
This dark, brooding wine is still tight and closed. It’s powerful and concentrated, with gripping tannins as well as delicious black fruits. It’s solid, chunky and very firm while retaining the generous fruitiness of the vintage. Don’t drink before 2020.  — R.V.  (9/1/2014)
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Alex Gambal 2011 Pinot Noir (Latricières-Chambertin)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $200
Power and concentration exude from this wine. Very structured, very firm, it has solid tannins backed up by powerful black, juicy fruits. Blackberry flavors are still developing in this seriously ageworthy wine. Drink from 2020.  — R.V.  (9/1/2014)
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Bouchard Père & Fils 2011 Chardonnay (Corton-Charlemagne)

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  1. $140
From the cool east face of the vineyard, this is crisp and tight, less opulent than some Corton-Charlemagne. It makes up in its rich structure, weight and tropical fruit flavors that are sliced by acidity. There is some kerosene along with these exotic fruits, and the wine does need to age. Drink from 2018.  — R.V.  (9/1/2014)
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Chanson Père et Fils 2011 Pinot Noir (Chambertin Clos de Bèze)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $300
A small, acre-sized parcel gives a wine that has both great structure and finesse. It retains the natural fruitiness of the vintage as well as a more defined texture. Concentration and densely ripe fruit are already finely integrated with the hints of wood. The wine speaks of long aging potential; don’t drink before 2019.  — R.V.  (9/1/2014)
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