91–93. Barrel sample. Spicy wood aromas lead to a wine that shows its wood aging strongly. The wine is firm, with rich fruit coming through to promise a generous wine in the future.
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.