92–94. Barrel Sample. A firm, dense wine that is extracted, this is full of chocolate and dark cocoa flavors. The juicy fruit is lingering in the background, promising more pronunciation in the future.
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.