91–93. Barrel Sample. Initially hard, dark and textured, this wine starts very firm. As it opens up, it reveals plum skin flavors, concentrated tannins and fresh acidity, all promising good aging potential.
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.