87–89. Barrel Sample. This is a jammy wine, full of ripe fruits that have then been heavily extracted to give dry tannins on top. Juicy acidity unfolds on the finish.
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.