89–91. Barrel Sample. At this stage, the wine lacks definition, with soft berry fruits and a structure that is not yet fully formed. The finish shows riper fruit flavors and attractive acidity.
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.