91–93. Barrel Sample. Firm and fruity, this rich wine shows good balance between bright acidity and black currant fruit. It's also a strong showing of tannins that adds a firm, dry element. Wait to enjoy for several years.
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.