88–90. Barrel Sample. This wine's fruitiness is currently dominant, with attractive cherry tones that are bolstered by fine acidity. Soft, ripe and juicy, it is freshened by its crisp aftertaste. It will age well over the medium term.
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.