88–90. Barrel sample. This wine is rich and ripe in style with intense dark-fruit flavors and a bold, chocolaty character. There's plenty of spice along with spirited acidity, but on the finish, it feels solid, full and a bit chunky.
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.