95-97 Barrel Sample The fruit here is so rich, so juicy that it seems almost ready to drink now—until the tannins kick in. They power down on those delicious fruits, giving them a burst of structure, new wood and spice.
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.