91–93. Barrel Sample. This wine is fresh and fruity, with just the right amount of firm tannins for balance and structure. It is lively and bright in acidity, which lingers intensely on the finish.
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.