92–94. Barrel Sample. Touched by toast, this is a lovely wine, its acidity deliciously filled out by lemon, apple and apricot tones. The texture is lively and bright, leading into a refreshing finish.
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.