94–96. Barrel Sample. This is complex wine that combines intense acidity as well as firm tannins and a dense, dark texture. It's impressive, with serious long-term potential; it will broaden and deepen with rich fruitiness in time.
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.