92–94. Barrel Sample. Rich and juicy, this is a smooth wine. It has vanilla wood flavors that soften the acidity and round the wine well. It's already an attractive wine, with fresh acidity at the end.
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.