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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Pol Roger 2002 Cuvée Sir Winston Churchill Brut Sparkling (Champagne)

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With its gold color and mature, toasty flavors, this is possibly the greatest Winston Churchill ever. It has weight and richness, with a dense, full and rich texture. It’s in perfect balance, bringing together maturity and crisper apple and green plum fruit flavors that are cut with lemon. A mineral edge gives a nervy character that will allow this magnificent wine…

 — R.V.  (3/1/2015)
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Alain Brumont 2003 Château Montus La Tyre Tannat (Madiran)

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The single-vineyard La Tyre comes from a steeply sloping parcel with views south to the Pyrenees mountains. Planted almost entirely to Tannat, it makes famous wines. The 2003 vintage, now at complete maturity, is still structured and massive. The tannins have smoothed out somewhat, giving great richness and depth of fruit and secondary flavors. It does not need…

 — R.V.  (3/1/2015)
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Alain Brumont 2007 Château Bouscassé Vieilles Vignes Tannat (Madiran)

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This is dense, almost impenetrable, a rich wine that is still dominated by dark tannins and black fruits. A juicy element suggests it is still fresh, still young enough for fruitiness. Dark black flavors are still working their way through and developing. Drink from 2017.

 — R.V.  (3/1/2015)
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Perrier Jouët 2007 Belle Epoque Edition Première Brut Sparkling (Champagne)

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A limited-edition vintage that Perrier-Jouët releases for summer drinking. It has weight and richness with a soft, fruity dosage that gives touches of yeast and fragrant acidity. Ripe apple, raspberry and citrus fruits are still very present in this wine that is full and balanced. It could do with more bottle age to bring out more of the toast that is just…

 — R.V.  (3/1/2015)
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Deutz 2006 Amour de Deutz Brut Rosé Sparkling (Champagne)

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With its beautiful rose color and delicate flavors, this continues the elegant tradition of Amour de Deutz. It’s one of the Champagne house’s three prestige cuvées and the most refined. This crisp wine, with its soft acidity, ripe strawberry fruits and tang of citrus is ready to drink, although it will age in bottle for many years.

 — R.V.  (3/1/2015)
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Perrier Jouët 2005 Belle Epoque Brut Rosé Sparkling (Champagne)

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The palest of rosés, this crisp, bright and fruity wine is full of tight acidity, freshly picked raspberries and steely acidity. It could age a few more years to bring out a toastier character. The specially designed bottle has a hummingbird etched on the inside and gold on the outside.

 — R.V.  (3/1/2015)
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H. Blin 2006 Millesime Brut Sparkling (Champagne)

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Crisp, tight acidity and still-young, fresh fruitiness give this wine its initial brightness. Rich and full in the mouth, it also has a range of complex fruit flavors followed by hints of toastiness that will only continue to develop. It should be aged further, so drink from 2016.

 — R.V.  (3/1/2015)
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Jean-Luc Baldès 2012 Clos Triguedina Les Galets Malbec (Cahors)

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The highest of the Cahors vineyard’s three terraces above the Lot valley has its stony soil with large pebbles. It produces the most structured of the three single-parcel wines from Triguedina. Complex and dark, it is juicy and sumptuous as well as solidly structured. Great acidity cuts through the opulent texture. It’s a wine to age; drink from 2019.

 — R.V.  (3/1/2015)
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