89–91. Barrel Sample. An aromatic wine, this is rich in character, with an edge of tannin that is balanced by generous blackberries and perfumed fruitiness. The aftertaste brings out an attractive touch of acidity.
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.