91–93. Barrel sample. This is a dry, intensely structured wine with firm tannins and concentrated structure. The fruit is still waiting to shine through, but with so much balance, it will develop well.
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.