95-97 Barrel sample. A hugely dense wine, packed with fruit tannins, with only a touch of wood showing through. There's a touch of peppermint, too. Firm and solid; a real blockbuster .
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.