88–90. Barrel sample. Ripe, almost Porty in character, the wine boasts very black fruit that shines through the tannins. The palate has a dry edge to it, revealing dark concentration and a firm aftertaste.
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.