93–95. Barrel Sample. This is a rich wine, with notes of pineapple and peach that are balanced by a tight texture and attractive minerality. The wood aging just shows through, lending a spicy accent to the vibrant 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.