92–94. Barrel sample. This is a full-bodied wine that's packed with dark, dry tannins. The palate expresses the juiciness of the vintage with plenty of black currant fruitiness. It promises a fine spiciness in the future.
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.