91—93 Barrel sample. This is crisp, lively and ripe, but also shows some excellent botrytis, honey and quince flavors. There is a hint of lychee in the spiciness.
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.