90—92 Barrel sample. This is one of the best Pavillon Blancs for years, a sign of the quality of the Sauvignon Blanc in 2006. It combines tropical richness and denseness (it is 15% alcohol) with pink grapefruit acidity – a great mix which works well here.
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.