88-90 Barrel sample. Dense layers of fruit go right through this wine, leaving almost no room for the equally impressive tannins. A hint of old wood detracts from this otherwise serious wine.
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.