90–92. Barrel Sample. This wine is rich and perfumed on the nose. A firm tannic background on the palate melds into fresh blackberry fruit intensity, providing enough concentration to sustain medium-term aging.
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.