87–89. Barrel Sample. This wine is lean, showing slight fruitiness and intense acidity. The tannins are dry and extracted, with a strong wood flavor dominating the wine's austere character.
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.