92–94. Barrel Sample. Big, ripe and full-bodied, this is already a delicious wine, with peach, orange and pink grapefruit flavors as well as an intense botrytis character. An almost shocking streak of acidity and freshness comes through at the end.
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.