92–94. Barrel Sample. This is a very pure wine, with swathes of delicious black currant fruit. It has dark tannins, bright berry flavors and fresh acidity. It is a fine, well-integrated wine.
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.