90–92. Barrel Sample. This is a generous wine, full of berry fruits and almost sweet tannins that give the wine its potential and concentration. At the end, though, the juicy acidity makes the wine and suggests it should 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.