90–92. Barrel Sample. This is a serious, dark wine, with ripe and concentrated Merlot-based character. It has ample density, although there is a light touch that brings out black currant fruitiness as well as bright acidity.
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.