87-89 Barrel sample. A wine that has a lean, austere feel to it, the tannins dry, dark. The other side is that the wine is all fruit, the wood in support only. The aftertaste is all fresh, black cherry fruit 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.