92–94. Barrel Sample. The wine opens with concentrated, plush fruit. Dense tannins give power to the wine, but are softened on the finish by a bright acidity.
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.