87-89 Barrel sample. Rich, open fruit that is almost red rather than black characterizes this wine. It has new wood spice and relative softness, despite intense acidity, that implies a quick development.
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.