92–94. Barrel Sample. This is a structured wine that's packed with dark tannins. Those tannins give a dry, firm character to the wine. They also deliver power and density, with enough acidity to give promise for the future.
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.