93–95. Barrel Sample. With good balance between the fruit and acidity, this is a stylishly structured wine. The tannic core grounds the fruitiness and gives both texture and aging potential to this ripe, fresh wine.
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.