93–95. Barrel Sample. This is a ripe and juicy wine, with fine acidity as well as generous black-currant fruits. The tannins are just right, giving the wine a spicy character as well as hinting at the toast from wood. This is going to develop well.
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.