91–93. Barrel Sample. While the wine is currently closed and tough, it's full of potential. Ripe berry fruits are there, buried for the time being beneath the tannins, but as they come through they emphasize the wine's inherent generosity, which will continue to develop with age.
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.