92–94. Barrel sample. This wine is ripe and soft with hints of caramel, biscuit and vanilla, as well as full and ripe fruits. There's remarkable concentration and a smooth, soft texture with great acidity at the end.
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.