91–93. Barrel Sample. Dense tannins give this wine its concentrated character. The fruit weight is still developing and beginning to show its power. It is a massive wine that will need many years; try after 2027.
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.