90–92. Barrel Sample. Here's a big, ripe wine that's full of rich blackberry fruits. It's dense and solid, but generally ripe, with just enough of the acidity of the year.
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.