90–92. Barrel Sample. This wine boasts ripe tannins, mint aromas and layers of new, smoky wood. It has a sense of structure that is firm and concentrated, coupled with a juicy fruit character.
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.