90–92. Barrel Sample. This is a wine that is rich and full of berry fruits as well as ripe tannins. It has ample acidity, already showing balance of fruit and structure. The aftertaste is fresh and juicy.
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.