94–96. Barrel Sample. This is a smooth, ripe wine, full of warm fruits and a generous, sophisticated texture. It has balanced acidity and plenty of crispness, while at the same time a pleasant roundness and opulent midpalate. It should age well medium term.
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.