91–93. Barrel Sample. Ripe, dark and firm, this is a powerful wine. The dry tannins just avoid bitterness while the fruit comes through strongly. This wine is rich with 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.