85-87 Barrel sample. A wine where the tannins seem to have had a field day. They are all over the place, leaving no room at all for fruit or acidity. Will the fruit show? Only time will tell.
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.