90–92. Barrel sample. There's a big amount of acidity that flows from the black-currant flavors on this wine. Brisk fruitiness contrasts with a dry, dense structure, while a richer center is missing.
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.