86—88 Barrel sample. Very honeyed, apricot and an emphatic burst of botrytis. Through the wine, there is a streak of acidity, but the core is hollow, missing real depth of flavor.
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.