89–90. Barrel sample. This is a polished, new-wood flavored wine that has hints of mint as well as an herbal character. It's juicy and soft with black currant fruits lending an attractive aftertaste.
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.