85—87 Barrel sample. Lively acidity here, a wine which offers fresh fruits. The dry tannins are off-key though, not fitting with the fruit, but a completely separate layer of taste.
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.