92–94. Barrel Sample. This is a dark and concentrated wine that has dense, firm tannins layered with wood. The fruit is ripe in the background, with hints of black currants and a juicy final acidity.
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.