89–91. Barrel Sample. The wine is tough showing solid wood flavors, with juicy black currants notes lurking in the background offering a fresher feel. The finish reverts back to the tough wood.
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.