91–93. Barrel Sample. This wine is fresh and full of lemon acidity. It is intense in citrus notes, with a tight texture and a crisp yet bitter note of orange marmalade. The botrytis and bright fruit flavors are both there, coming together slowly.
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.