90–92. Barrel sample. This is a rich wine with a dense texture and concentrated, opulent and ripe tropical and dried-fruit flavors. It misses some of that dry, botrytized character often found in Bordeaux, but it's just as much sweet as it is textured.
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.