87–89. Barrel Sample. Strong oak aromas follow through on the palate to a wine that shows more wood tones than fruit. The fruit flavors are overpowered and lurk in the background.
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.