89-91 Barrel sample. Owned by Jean-Luc Thunevin of Valandraud, this is an intense - maybe too intense - spicy wine, packed with new wood. There is a juicy character, but structure dominates.
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.