90–92. Barrel sample. This is a ripe and spicy wine that showcases flavors of new wood and rich, sweet black fruits. The wine is attractive and fruity, but with enough structure to promise some good aging.
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.