96–98. Barrel Sample. This is a wonderfully rich and ripe wine. It has finely integrated tannins as well as blackberry fruit. The texture is velvet smooth, opulent, ripe and concentrated, packed with beautiful fruit flavors. It's a wine that will age superbly.
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.