90–92. Barrel Sample. This is structured and firmly rich, thanks to its generous Merlot. The spice and the tannins are right up there with the fruit. Ripe and full bodied, it is a wine to enjoy over the medium-term.
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.