93–95. Barrel Sample. This is a ripe, smoky wine, with solid, complex tannins. It has concentration and richness while always holding back from being too explosive. The finish is firm, just lifted by ample acidity.
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.