92–94. Barrel Sample. This is a full, ripe wine, with rich berry and plum flavors as well as polished tannins. There is a real freshness here, thanks to crisp acidity. This second wine of Lafite-Rothschild was produced in small quantities, and is an excellent selection from the vintage.
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.