91–93. Barrel sample. Fragrant aromas mark this almost delicate wine. While it does have richness and a full textured character, it's the lively acidity and crispness that gives it great elegance.
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.