88–90. Barrel Sample. This wine has potential. Its red berry fruit is already attractive, with good structure and acidity. The tannins are young but integrating, giving a wine that will develop soon.
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.