95-97 Barrel sample A hugely dark wine, packed with very dry tannins. Initially a little hot from alcohol, later it shows layers of sweet acidity. An example of the power of the vintage without losing grace. An impressive wine.
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.