91–93. Barrel Sample. Richly fruity, this wine has a fine balance between its warm character and the natural freshness of the year. It's ripe, with swathes of citrus and crisp apple flavors, followed by a mineral texture at the end.
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.