94–96. Barrel Sample. This is a concentrated wine, with a complex structure as well as a fine texture. Dark berry fruits give freshness, contrasting the dense structure of this solid wine that has been teased out of a meager vintage. This 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.