89–91. Barrel sample. This is a soft, spicy wine with berry fruits and sweet tannins. It has a gentle feel that comes from its ripe black-currant character.
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.