90–92. Barrel Sample. This rounded, soft wine delivers much of the style of good Margaux. It is fresh and ripe, creating a good combination between crispness and long-term structure.
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.