88–90. Barrel Sample. The latest acquisition from the Borie family of Ducru-Beaucaillou in Saint-Julien, this wine has such a smooth texture—soft and gently fruity, with black currant flavors give impressive ripeness. It will age quickly.
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.