89–91. Barrel sample. A very juicy wine made from grapes that were probably too ripe, this wine does have structure, but it shows only slowly through the soft, very juicy fruit flavors.
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.