90–92. Barrel Sample. This attractively tangy wine is also showing its wood aging flavors, with a streak of vanilla. It is tight and nervy, with green fruit flavors and a taut, mineral texture. It needs time to develop and harmonize.
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.