85–87. Barrel Sample. Fresh and fruity, this wine is light, with an open texture. It does have some herbal, green flavors that suggest the fruit was not completely ripe at harvest.
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.