91–93. Barrel Sample. Big, ripe and fruity, this is a full wine. It has solid, dry tannins that show some hard extraction, but not enough to disturb the rich berry fruitiness and bright acidity.
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.