90–92. Barrel Sample. With its firm texture and tight tannins, this wine has been designed to age. It is concentrated, with juicy black fruits under those tannins. It has good aging potential, so start drinking after 2025.
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.