90—92 Barrel sample. Very modern, polished in style, a wine whose new wood doesn't mask the rich fruit. The tannins are more to do with wood than fruit. This will be delicious.
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.