91–93. Barrel Sample. Dominated by strong Cabernet tannins, this is still a fruity wine with swathes of black currant. The fresh acidity adequately balances the young wood and bitter chocolate finish.
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.