91–93. Barrel Sample. This is a big and generous wine. The creamy wood flavors are developing well over the ripe berry fruitiness. While there is a sense of structure, bright berry fruits and sweet cherries pervade on the soft palate, which indicate that this wine should develop quickly.
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.