89-91 Barrel sample. A ripe, soft wine, showing the caramel flavors of new wood as well big, blackberry fruits. It is certainly a ripe wine, which shows through well in the fresh juicy aftertaste.
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.