88-90 Barrel sample. Ripe, but firm wine, its blackcurrant freshness tucked into stark tannins. Black plum juice gives both acidity and sweetness. The final is a balanced wine, lifted by spice.
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.