93–95. Barrel Sample. This boasts a dark character that lies within a velvety texture of rich tannins and opulent fruit. There is a creamy element to the flavor of whipped black-currant mousse. The acidity produces intense freshness on the finish.
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.