95–97. Barrel Sample. It takes time for this wine to reveal itself, eventually showing power and grace, with great concentration and contrasting freshness. From stone fruit to tropical fruit, an entire range of flavors appear on the rich palate, creating an opulent wine balanced by fresh 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.