91–93. Barrel sample. This is a ripe, full-bodied wine with rich apricot flavor accented with bright acidity and notes of ginger. A finely balanced wine that finishes on a lovely green-plum note.
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.