89-91 Barrel sample. This is a finely balanced, poised wine, with fresh fruits, ripeness and a touch of lemon all coming together in potential harmony. There is wood, but it is laced with botrytis and fine, fresh flavors.
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.