91-93 Barrel sample. A wine that wants to be grand, but where the tannins are still getting the better of it. It is solid, chunky, the black plum flavors still struggling to get out.
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.