90–92. Barrel sample. Herbaceous as well as rich, this wine is spicy and ripe in feel as a result of wood ageing. The palate boasts lemon, pear and apricot flavors, with a fine texture 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.