91–93 The spicy aromas suggest quantities of new wood, and this shows on the very dry tannins on the palate. There is also richness, which comes through and gives the wine good potential.
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.