88–90. Barrel Sample. The acidity is the strongest element in this wine. It is fresh and lively, with crisp pear and citrus notes. The botrytis element is less obvious, resulting in a wine that is fruity and fresh.
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.