90–92. Barrel sample. Packed with new wood, blackberry fruits and soft tannins, this wine sums up the fruitiness of the vintage. Great swathes of juicy acidity linger at the end.
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.