89–91. Barrel Sample. While there are lots of spicy wood tones in this full, ripe wine, the fruit lends grounding balance. Black currant flavors and firm tannins give it good potential for the future.
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.