88–90. Barrel Sample. The wine has intense, tight acidity, layered with tannins. Underneath this fresh and structured character there are softer berry fruits. The end has abundant, exciting freshness.
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.