88–90. Barrel Sample. This is a full, ripe and generous wine. It has weight and solid fruitiness, sustained by sweet tannins. The acidity cuts through the heft, lending freshness to this otherwise generous win.
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.