89–91. Barrel Sample. There are serious wood aromas in the bouquet, producing a wine that is soft, toasty and feels ripe. A black currant flavor finishes this warm, fruity offering.
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.