88–90. Barrel sample. Hedgerow aromas and herbal flavors open a wine that is lightly fruity and soft in texture. There is only the lightest touch of botrytis evident.
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.