94–96. Barrel Sample. This is a very fine wine, richly textured and concentrated. The acidity is forward, although it's roundly ensconced and cushioned by the rich, ripe fruitiness.
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.