93-95 Barrel sample. This is very rich, very ripe, maybe even too much, but the fruit is certainly inviting. The tannin is lost in the welter of ripe fruits, that give a jammy, concentrated character. Only at the end does a chewy aspect emerge.
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.