92-94 Barrel sample. A fine, perfumed, Cabernet Franc-dominated wine that builds layers of rich, intense fruit. This is solid, powerful, but also shows potential charm. The dry aftertaste suggests good 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.