91-93. Barrel sample. Firm tannins, smoky fruits and a rounded character coming from wood aging. This is smooth, rich, with fruitiness showing strongly at the end.
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.