91–93. Barrel Sample. This is a solidly structured wine that is full of dry tannins. It has weight and the potential for richness. Strong black-currant flavors from the Cabernet Sauvignon shine through.
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.