92–94. Barrel Sample. This wine is very ripe and rich, with great concentration that comes through the dry, complex texture. There is power that is balanced by tight, bright acidity and citrus fruits.
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.