92–94. Barrel Sample. This is a finely structured wine, with a great line in pure fruitiness. It has dense tannins that are balanced by fresh acidity. The texture is thick and concentrated, suggesting the wine will age well.
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.