92—94 Barrel sample. Great, solid wine, intensely structured, balanced with sufficient new wood. This has excellent potential, a wine with some freshness, but more weight from the ripe black fruits.
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.