89-91 Barrel sample. A heavily wood dominated wine, the high toast character showing both in the aromas and to taste. It has weight, so maybe the fruit will come through - but not yet.
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.