87–89. Barrel Sample. Intense acidity masks the lean fruit and severe texture. The tannins are more dominant than the fruit due to a bitter, extractive 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.