91–93. Barrel Sample. This is rich and full in the mouth, with honeyed marmalade and orange zest flavors that are embedded in rich yellow fruits and botrytis tones. It's a well-composed wine that has weight and density.
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.