89–91. Barrel Sample. This is a soft wine, with ripe blackberry flavors and ample acidity. Perhaps the fruit tannins are too extracted, as a bit more structure would be welcome.
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.