93–95. Barrel Sample. This is a very concentrated wine that is full of ripe fruit tones. Generous in texture, opulent yellow fruit flavors are balanced by bright acidity that slowly develops. The end is both crisp and very sumptuous.
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.