93–95. Barrel Sample. This is a rich, smoky wine, with medium weight and concentration. It offers spicy notes, solid tannins and swathes of fresh fruit. This is going to be a seriously good wine.
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.