91–93. Barrel sample. A ripe wine with great freshness at the same time. The palate is concentrated, attractively rich and ripe. It has weight and delicious tropical fruits with smooth dollops of honey.
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.