88–90. Barrel Sample. While the tannic texture is strong, there is also some attractive spicy blackberry fruit to give the wine potential richness. At the end, the wine shows juiciness and fresh 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.