93–95. Barrel Sample. As it can be so often in its youth, this is a dark and brooding wine, with dense blackberry and currant notes framed by elegant tannins. The dry core is solid.
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.