94–96. Barrel Sample. This wine is packed with black fruit notes as well as ample acidity. The texture is so sumptuous that the tannins are way in the background. The wine, serious and dense, has weight and richness without ever becoming too much.
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.