93–95. Barrel Sample. This is a big, bold wine, ripe with sweet tannins that balance the generous black currant fruitiness. The dense texture offers pleasant concentration, and the wine shows good aging potential.
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.