95-97 Barrel sample. A wine that goes instantly for juiciness. The mineral perfumes of Cabernet Franc come through only after penetrating the dense Merlot fruit cake flavors. It is a powerful wine, based upon ripe acidity.
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.