88–90. Barrel Sample. This is a fresh and fruity wine, concentrated but with the freshness of the vintage. Full-bodied, ripe and lightly smoky, this offers structured, firm fruit flavors and solid tannins.
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.