91–93. Barrel Sample. This rich, full-bodied wine also boasts ample freshness and acidity. Flavors of pineapple and fresh apricot broaden the texture, followed by a rounded aftertaste.
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.