91–93. Barrel Sample. While the wood is showing strongly, with assertive toast and caramel tones, the wine also has plenty of blackberry fruit flavor and lifting acidity that gives great freshness to the wine now and promises successful aging potential.
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.