92–94. Barrel Sample. This is spicy and fruity, with tropical elements balanced by crisp lemon flavors in this ripe, opulent wine. The finish is bright and tight, with a strong mineral element.
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.