88–90. Barrel Sample. This wine has richness and concentration, with tense acidity. It has a rustic edge to the ripe blackberry fruit and spice. It is rich, with generous tannins, perfect for mid-term enjoyment.
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.