90-92 Barrel sample. This is rich, full of sweet-and-sour acidity, layers of sweet tannins and big, ripe fruit. It's powerful, intense and full of pure black currant fruit flavors. Ends with great acidity.
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.