85–87. Barrel Sample. This wine is lean and tight, bringing out dry tannins and acidity without much fruit. It has freshness that is masked by the hardness of the structure.
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.