89—91 Barrel sample. A single vineyard wine, from a small parcel right by the city of St-Emilion. This has blackberries, layers of bitter chocolate and dried currants. The fruit aftertaste is sweet.
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.