85-87 Barrel sample. High wood here, with spicy toast. The fruit is lean by comparison, hinting at freshness, but not giving much through the wood and tannin.
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.