92–94. Barrel Sample. Complex and rich, this wine is fully textured, with ripe fruit flavors and balanced acidity. There is a touch of ginger, giving the wine extra complexity.
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.