93–95. Barrel Sample. This is a rich, smooth wine, with a creamy texture as well as ample tannic structure. It is concentrated and dense, but with a pleasant acidic lift. The juicy character of the wine masks its firm tannins and background structure.
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.