87-89 Barrel sample. Minty aromas and smooth wood show a New World character. The fruit is so ripe it borders on warm. There are tannins there, but not enough to structure the boundless fruit at this stage.
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.