92–94. Barrel sample. This wine boasts big chocolate character along with ripe fruit. The palate is solid and generous with rounded Merlot flavor. It has remarkable weight with tannins surrounded by layers of delicious fruit.
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.